Compared to other states, students in Massachusetts do pretty well in math. But compared to other countries, we’ve got a long way to go. This series looks at new ways educators are approaching math education.
On one hand, I’m thrilled that entrepreneurs and toymakers are beginning to recognize the diversity of childhood interests and leaving behind the stereotype that girls just want to shop and date and be pretty. On the other hand, there’s Project Mc2.
The school's headmaster has a metaphor for how she wants to treat her students, and it's straight out of Silicon Valley: "We see them as clients. They're going to be successful if we really pay attention to their individual needs."