We all know we should read to our kids. But even if bedtime stories are routine in your house, when's the last time you gave your kids a bedtime math problem? Probably never. And that's one reason American students might struggle in a future that requires mathematical literacy.
Many parents view math as nightmarish, not the stuff of sweet dreams. But show kids that puzzling through problems can be as cozy as reading Goodnight Moon, and they may never decide that math is no fun.