By Satya Bhushan and Santosh Kumar
More than years of schooling, it is learning or the acquisition of cognitive skills that improve individual’s overall life productivity. It is demonstrated by many researchers that a solid foundation in mathematics and language is necessary for primary school children to navigate the information in technological age. Students with strong grasp in mathematics have an advantage in academics as well as in the job markets. The paper has raised many issues that have serious implication for quality improvement in mathematics education at primary stage in the North eastern States. There is huge number of students in the States whose achievement in mathematics is at lower side of the scale. Those achieving mastery level competencies constituted a small fraction of the total students.