## A 2012 study comparing 16-to-65-year-olds in 20 countries found that Americans rank in the bottom five in numeracy. On a scale of 1 to 5, 29 percent of them scored at Level 1 or below, meaning they could do basic arithmetic but not computations requiring two or more steps.

# The United States of America, a world of dreams and ambition and goals. A new world full of success and intelligence. However, we are not proficient in the subject of math. Why is it that we are “ranked in the bottom five” and “are only able to do basic arithmetic”? While this new implemented Common Core is slowly improving American children’s math brains, there are still unsettling statistics regarding the subject of math achievement.

## The graph above shows the steady increase in math achievement over the recent years for 4th and 8th graders. While we are improving in math learning there is still a big percentage of students still below Basic math or are at or above Basic math. Is there any other way to improve these skills so that most of our students are performing above Basic math and are proficient at the subject?

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