There has been some recent hoo-haa amongst Britain’s education fraternity over a report on the differing standards of mathematical competence between China and Britain.
Apparently this is a sample maths question from a university entrance exam in China:
And this is its British counterpart for first-year students already in the university:
So now you know how that mean studying cyborg in the form of your PRC classmate is produced and cloned .
Actually to be fair, the China question hails from Singapore’s previous A-Level Maths trigonometry syllabus, while the British question hails from Singapore’s Secondary Two Maths syllabus. So Singapore is right up there amongst the high standard nations as well!
But in our ever-relentless pursuit to be Number One in everything, Miss Loi hopes she won’t see this one day:
Thanks to Ah Chew’s blog who first provided Miss Loi with the news!