Why is France ranked among the last in mathematics in Europe?

The importance of mathematics.

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By: Emmanuelle Bastide

2 min

France still follows the United States on the first steps of the podium of countries distinguished by the Fields Medal, considered the Nobel Prize for Mathematics.


However, according to the latest

Timms study

published at the end of 2020, the level of students in CM1 and 4th class in math and science in France ranks the country as a dunce.

What consequences in the medium term?

How to reverse the trend?

With :

Monica Neagoy

, former professor of Mathematics at

Georgetown University (USA)

, Mathematics


, member of the

Villani-Torossian Mission

and author of numerous books, including books on the Singapore method (method of teaching mathematics) trainer of this method and lecturer

Jean-Yves Chevalier,

Mathematics teacher in preparatory classes for the grandes écoles

Salim Brigui,

middle school and high school


teacher in Hauts-de-France and creator of the

Youtube channel Maths and Ma Team.

At the end of the program,

the chronicle of psychologist Ibrahima Giroux, Parents, children, here and elsewhere

: Why so many challenges in the education of children?



A weekly meeting to help parents, Ibrahima Giroux is a psychologist at UNICEF in Dakar.


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