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Re: California SAT9 Testing.
Posted:
May 30, 2000 9:39 PM


Sarah Wethered <swethered@home.com> wrote in message news://c86uiscp26ohe2hpt0946figs6476jdpdd@4ax.com... > I teach all Asian kids, and they tell me that the math curriculum in British > Columbia is a joke compared to the math curriculum in Japan, Honk Kong, or > Taiwan. Perhaps the students from Asia do so well, because North American > math standards are much lower than in Asia. One of our teachers who did all > his school in Taiwan said that grade 12 math in Taiwan is equivalent to first > or second year university calculus here in Canada. > > Sarah >
Not true. At least to the reference to Taiwan's curriculum. I have a set of the standard math text from there. They track students into scienceengineering and humanitysocial science. The advanced math are taught to scienceengineering students, and finish with the informal introduction to derivatives. It would be more like exception than norm for students taking AP calculus in high school level.
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