I believe the solution to education is through escapism.
Pokemon stats and combinations and minecraft constructions taught my nephew more about math than his classes have. (he’s in 5th grade now).
For me, getting a computer and teaching myself BASIC in the early 1980s taught me more about math than school did. I’d write little algorithms in my head in BASIC code as the strange scribbles showed up on the board, just as my nephew translated the way they teach math into Pokemon stats and fighting combinations in HIS head.