Usually, your BiteMaster contents himself with sticking it to some blowhard but occasionally we try to spice things up with a fact or two.
Today we bring you the results of a study by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement. Every four years they conduct the ponderous Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study, or TIMSS. In 2011, they did a study of math education in 63 countries. I would have called it The Big Ass Study O’ Math. But they rejected my advice and named it TIMSS 2011 International Results in Mathematics (which expands to Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study 2011 International Results in Mathematics). Like Dickens, they’re probably paid by the word.
If you want to read the Executive Summary, you can find it here.
But if you’re lazy like us, here’s the Really Short Version: we’re getting our asses kicked by Singapore, Korea, Hong Kong SAR, Chinese Taipei, and Japan.