As PISA exam already confirmed, students from America didn’t take any of the first 20 places neither in math, nor in reading, and especially not in science. The results of the PISA test that came out in 2015 showed that American educational system is not that into forcing students in any of those areas, which lead to very low score in this test. To be more accurate, America came out 24th in both reading and math and even worse in science, where the overall score gave them the 40th place. As you can see, there are 39 countries that are better in science than America and which are those countries that have better results in science?
There is no wonder why kids from America are not thought to be that smart. First of all, there is Canada that came out 6th. Insider Monkey has already deal with this question. According to them, the answer lies in the educational system which may look well developed and organized in America, but don’t force and teach kids properly. Besides Canada, there are, as always, Asian countries. I don’t have the real experience with their educational system, but according to the facts that I found online, it turned out that everything that Asian kids are thought in school is somehow related to math and science and in the development of their logical opinion. This is why Asian countries are always at the top of the list of the smartest countries ever.
The most interesting way of teaching that I heard of is the Japanese way. The kids are thought trough short poems that actually teaches them a timetable. Have you ever heard about Haiku? On the other hand, there is China that forces children’s memory. As you can see, even if there are 2 different methods of teaching in those countries, they are both placed at the top of the list of 15 smartest countries in science, not math. This doesn’t mean that they don’t make extraordinary results in math, but Insider Monkey’s research team wanted to take those PISA results apart this time. No matter which method did any of those countries that are smarter in science than America used, they are efficient enough to make them to our list. So foreigners, check them out and see if your country made any result on our list.