Dr. Sherry Mantyka'a book The Math Plague outlines teaching/learning strategies from mathematics underachievers. This includes students in the K-12 system as reported in the following reviews of the book:
"The Math Plague…helps parents
understand how math
is taught today and why kids may be struggling with it.
…the book presents new methods of teaching
and understanding math."
- Kathryn Dorrell, Canadian Living
"Our mathematics curriculum has moved
from drills and repetition towards a much greater
emphasis on problem solving. Both sides
of the learning equation need to be emphasized."
- Times & Transcripts, Moncton, NB (Mar. 13/07)
"Sherry Mantyka, a professor at Memorial University
who has closely studied math performance, said the
government is making the wrong decision.
'This curriculum, in its design is flawed.' "
- CBC, Here and Now