Sarah Wethered <email@example.com> wrote in message news://firstname.lastname@example.org... > 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 science-engineering and humanity-social science. The advanced math are taught to science-engineering 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.