My own 13 year old daughter, Becky, decided to drop out of the chess club this year, after having competed nationally and internationally since she was in the first grade. “It is just not cool, Mom.” But I am continuing to insist on participation in after school math enrichment through the local Kumon branch. And she is dutifully rising early every morning to get to her 7:15 geometry class at the high school. Luckily, I still have some influence!
As a recruiter for positions requiring quantitative skills, I am very aware of the acute shortage of analytical talent here in the
Here’s the link to the article: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/10/education/10math.html?_r=1&scp=4&sq=mathematics&st=cse&oref=slogin
I would love to hear about your experiences – please share them by posting to my blog.