It’s no secret that Americans struggle when it comes to working with numbers. Although the United States educational system lags other nations in a number of subject areas, our performance in STEM and numbers-heavy subjects often fares the worst. The U.S. ranks in the bottom 15% of wealthy developed nations in math. And only 40% of students graduate high school with the numbers skills they’ll need to be able to succeed in college.
For many of us, the tried-and-true way of teaching quantitative subjects just isn’t adding up to actual competency.