Old news, but I never realized that Alberta was a mathematics powerhouse. In fact, if it were a country, it would have a legitimate claim as world's best, maybe a little less so than Hong Kong.
This statement based on PISA results, which revolves around 15-year olds. See page 18 for the relevant graphs. Too bad we don't have this kind of data on a historical basis: Growth regressions are calling me, but I'm sure this is a leading indicator.