Tuesday, August 21, 2007
That's quite difficult for a Primary 5 student. I thought at this stage they should be reinforcing their fundamentals in additions,and multiplications. Remember the video I showed you the last time?
I disagree. Primary school kids should be about 2 years ahead of us when we were that age. Even average students should be at least 1 year ahead.
nobody does additions and multiplications in kindergarten, that's so hardcore. Not everyone's a genius; some don't even go to kindergarten. You must know that not everyone likes or is good at math. Primary school math should be at a level that the bulk of students can catch and of course there is a minimum standard which is to being better than the American junior school.
You're seriously underestimating Singapore children. Not only do they attend kindergarten, they also attend pre-nursery, abacus class, mental calculations, etc. Singapore kids definitely have no problems computing with speed and accuracy. The issue is whether they really understand what they are doing and why the numbers can be manipulated in such and such manner.
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