A three-part series in May, 2000

**PART 1: May 16, 2000**. In a high-tech era, Americans aren't
keeping pace in math.

Finding a clear path through America's math maze

If this is math, then we're at war

In Michigan, talking your way to a solution

Lessons from abroad: plan better and delve deeper

A proof that math opens doors

**PART 2: May 23, 2000**. Controversial math programs: Questions
about the approval process

In math education, who decides what works best?

How a new math program rose to the top

Flaws in the evaluation process

US school, Japanese methods

How Japanese students learn math

Department of Ed's Top 10 math programs

Calculators in class: freedom from scratch paper or 'crutch'?

**PART 3: May 30, 2000**. What some schools are doing to boost
performance

Changing America's path to reform

Puerto Rico closes the gap

'I'd never go back to old ways'

Grade-school math is not so elementary

In France, an assumption that math is important

Saxon math: practice, practice

We're off to see the tutor

More challenge, not less, turns kids onto math

**LETTERS TO THE EDITOR**

Readers
weigh in on US math reform

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