Raytheon Study Analyzes Parents’ Math Attitudes, Capabilities

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Raytheon Company announced new research exploring parental attitudes toward math and the level of active engagement in math-related learning among 10-14 year-olds across the United States, England and Singapore.

Raytheon conducted the study to celebrate the five-year anniversary of the company’s MathMovesU Program, which is designed to inspire middle school students to get excited about math and science.

The study shows that parents can play an important role in helping their children prepare for math; however, the parents must have the right information and tools to provide the right level of support.

The study also revealed that while U.S. parents are more confident in their ability to help their children, these children are tasked with performing math at a lower level than their Singaporean peers. The full report summarizing the key findings is available on Raytheon’s website.

“I am excited about this research and the opportunities for the United States to increase its global competitiveness by improving students’ math and science experience,” said William H. Swanson, Raytheon chairman and CEO. “This study identifies areas we can explore to help create an environment that encourages excellence in engineering and technology in the future.”

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