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Elementary grade 1 maths questions getting tougher..

Postby jameschan88 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:49

https://mathsloth.com/blog/2017/08/worldtop10elementarymathsqns.html

I looked at the list - the elementary school admission questions for China and HK are ridiculously hard :orz: . In comparison, US and UK questions seemed easier to tackle. Shudder.. for our kid getting into elementary school soon :idunno:
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Re: Elementary grade 1 maths questions getting tougher..

Postby Dragonbones » Tue Sep 12, 2017 22:17

Could you please provide an example in a post within this forum? I could not get the linked pages to load, but I'm very curious as to the difficulty levels asserted, as we are homeschooling and would like a basis for comparison.
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Re: Elementary grade 1 maths questions getting tougher..

Postby Kal El » Wed Sep 13, 2017 07:57

Dragonbones wrote:Could you please provide an example in a post within this forum? I could not get the linked pages to load, but I'm very curious as to the difficulty levels asserted, as we are homeschooling and would like a basis for comparison.

I could open it and I guarantee you, with five years experience of elementary school math in Taiwan so far, that none of those questions, type of questions or difficulty level presents itself here (except the US and UK questions I assume are there for comparison, i.e. look how dumb they are, look how smart Asian kids are comparison). Not even in grade 5. Seems like "can you solve this" clickbait.

The math in Taiwan is the same as everywhere else.
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Re: Elementary grade 1 maths questions getting tougher..

Postby Kal El » Wed Sep 13, 2017 08:00

Allegedly:

Japan grade 3
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Hong Kong grade 1
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China "primary 1" (grade 1?)
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Singapore "primary 1" (grade 1?)
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By comparison, the US and UK questions are normal.
US grade 3
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UK "year 2" (grade 2?)
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Re: Elementary grade 1 maths questions getting tougher..

Postby jimipresley » Wed Sep 13, 2017 09:02

The first one is a pretty simple Vedic multiplication method, that apparently the Japanese are taught (although that is refuted by Japanese people on Youtube. But what do I know?)

The rest are ridiculous, as Kal El says, "Let's see who can solve this! 99% of people can't!" clickbait nonsense. I check my elementary school students' test papers regularly, and there's nothing nearly as difficult in them. They're probably placement evaluations for extremely smart children looking to get into elite schools.
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Re: Elementary grade 1 maths questions getting tougher..

Postby sandman » Wed Sep 13, 2017 13:29

The UK train one is impossible to answer. No mention of how many got nutted by a drunk skinhead or stabbed by a junky. Or even if the train arrived. Stupid.
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Re: Elementary grade 1 maths questions getting tougher..

Postby Mick » Wed Sep 13, 2017 23:13

Most of those are just having a bit of fun, nothing to do with math, my teachers used to do the same.

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Re: Elementary grade 1 maths questions getting tougher..

Postby Bunks » Sat Sep 16, 2017 14:53

None of those questions are difficult. And a well schooled 7 year old could have a decent crack at them. What it shows is that logic is taught and is region specific. Your neighbour doesn't see the same world you see.

Now let's talk about how good Tottenham were in the champions league. :grin:
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