As Science magazine (sorry, subscriber link), Newsweek, and a number of blogs have pointed out, the powers-that-be in Washington D.C. have responded to the U.S.’ abysmal showings in past tests of mathematical prowess the only way they understand:
They’ve cancelled the U.S.’ participation in the next round of testing.
That’s right, if the tests don’t tell you what you want to hear, just don’t take them. Granted, SOS readers live all over the planet, but I thought a productive response to this news would be to conduct my own math testing. So, I’ve got just one question for you — could you pass 8th grade math?
Here are my results:
You Passed 8th Grade Math
Congratulations, you got 9/10 correct!
How’d you do? Do tell…