Students in the U.S. are improving but still lagging behind the rest of the world. According to the most recent Pew study, American students scored #35 worldwide in math. That ain’t good.
This math equation is incredibly unique, not because it’s an interesting problem, but because it went totally viral in Japan. Only 60% of people in their 20’s could answer it. The same question in the 1980’s could be answered by 90% of Americans in their 20’s.