*When you search for education concerns in the United States and Canada, two things become clear: *

** The ‘new math’ doesn't work. **

** Students lack basic skills.**

**Math Skills Suffer in U.S., Study
Finds**

*…The United States is
failing to develop the math skills…*

* ***New York Times** October 10, 2008.
12:33 am

**United States Lagging in
Skills**

*…study
of basic skills [showed that] the United States is behind other countries in
basic math skills…*

* ***New York Times** October 7, 2013

**In a Global Test of Math Skills, U.S. Students Behind **

*…U.S.
students continue to lag behind students elsewhere in basic math skills…*

* ***Washington Post** December 7, 2004

**New math equals trouble, [Canadian] education expert says**

…[students] need to spend more time practising math skills such as basic addition and subtraction along with the multiplication tables…

CBC News Posted: Sep 21, 2011 2:49 am

**Parents, educators rally
against Alberta's 'new math'**

…protesters argued the new, inquiry-based approach to math is leaving kids confused and unable to grasp basic math concepts…

** ****CBC News** April 12,
2014 5:46 pm

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__Ontario__ teachers need
better math training, minister say:

*… scores have been
slipping across the country [and] students are not learning the basics such as multiplication tables…*

*The Globe and Mail** August 28 2013, 11:31 am*

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__Saskatchewan__ orders math education review:

** …**

*current math abandons teaching math basics in favour of new*

*discovery-based techniques*

*with abysmal results…*

**CBC News** December 19, 2011
5:26 pm

**Math learning should go
'back to the basics' says B.C. petition:**

*…**launched the petition**, which calls for the return of traditional learning like rote memorization of multiplication
tables…*

**CBC News** February 05, 2015
4:48 pm

**Why Newfoundland’s math curriculum is failing students:**

*…students in the primary grades not getting the proper foundation of
these basic skills…*

* ***CBC News** September 06, 2012 6:57 am

**[ Manitoba] professors convince schools to go 'back
to basics':**

*...there
has to be a basic foundation [for]
adding, subtracting, and memorizing math facts [and] at an early age…*

* ***National Post** September 13, 2013
2:19 pm

**How to make math education worse
in Nova Scotia:**

… students score significantly below the average in math and the government needs to emphasize [basic] knowledge and skills…

**Herald News** October 3, 2012 - 4:01am

**P.E.I. slips in international student testing**

…about a quarter
achieved only level one, with some **n**ot
even able to achieve basic concepts.

CBC News December 03, 2013 6:55 am

**New Brunswick students lag in math scores**

…one of the main concerns is, for us at the elementary levels, is starting to concentrate on giving kids a strong foundation…

CBC News November 29, 2011 10:31 am

v Most children struggle with basic facts like adding and times.

v Because of this, basic concepts are a struggle.

v Most children don’t like math and many hate it.

v Teachers, parents and students are overwhelmed

at the ‘new math’.