Are you better at math than a fourth grader?

You've probably heard about the hand-wringing that surrounds poor math abilties of US kids compared to those of many other nations. The folks who put on the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study recently found out the mathematics abilities of U.S. kids have improved. You can read the details at their Web site,

But even better, you can match yourself up against 4th, 8th, and 12th graders in math, science, and a couple of other areas by taking an online quiz at that site:

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