The main purpose is to compare the math education and math performance between Asian
Countries and the United States. The authors attempt to analyze from various perspectives, including learnin. In America, there is not a strong emphasis being placed on the importance of excelling at mathematics. The culture of lower expectations might stem from the school systems having basically set the standard lower for students to achieve from the very beginning, therefore impacting the parents expectations of their children. However, in most high-academically performing countries of Asia, the national entrance examinations still exist in various levels of education. Thus, the expectations of children academic performance are higher across the board. The Asian parents tend to place more emphasis on being the best, and getting the best grades in any course at school, whereas American parents usually do not demand perfection from their children when it comes to grades.