Interesting NY Times piece on math education here:
It's centered around a Canadian-promoted program called "JumpMath" (produced by "a charitable organization working to create a numerate society") which seeks to achieve more equitable math success for all in grade levels 1 through 8:
(...I'm not endorsing JumpMath here, by the way, since I don't know enough about it, but simply passing along its existence for any who may wish to pursue it further.)
...Note also that there is to be a follow-up to the above article in tomorrow's Friday edition of the Times as well.
ADDENDUM: the Friday article, further explaining the "Socratic" approach of JumpMath, is now available here: