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Usiskin, Zalman – Mathematics Teacher, 2012
Singapore students have scored exceedingly well on international tests in mathematics. In response, there has been a desire in the United States--both at the policy level and at the school level--to emulate Singapore. Because what can be identified most easily about Singapore's school mathematics can be gleaned from curriculum documents from the…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Textbooks, Core Curriculum
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Jakwerth, Pamela – Studies in Educational Evaluation, 1999
For the most part, the performance of U.S. students on the main part of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) failed to meet expected standards, and results of the TIMSS performance assessment do not give much cause for celebration either. (SLD)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, International Education, International Studies, Mathematics Achievement