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# UK Teachers Shocked By Chinese Math Tables!!

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CHINA RISING
#1 Jan 24, 2013
Teachers From UK Shocked By Chinese Multiplication Tables!!

January 17th, An English delegation of more than 50 teachers and deans from top 25 middle schools and primary school in UK came to Ningbo city in Zhejiang Province to attend math classes for learning and sharing.

They went to two schools: Ningbo Wanli International School and Ningbo Gaoxin Foreign Language School.

One UK headmasters said that Chinese kids are well known for their math abilities in the world. Teachers in UK always puzzled about why always the Chinese kids got the first prize in international math competitions? They came all the way here to China, aiming to bring some insights back about the math teaching.

Until the afternoon yesterday, they had listened four math classes. The result is that, they were totally shocked by the multiplication table and Chinese kids math skills.

Standing all the time through listening

During the math classes yesterday, the chairs for the UK teachers were all left unseated. They walked into the students, checking their textbooks, notebooks, and took photos with their cellphones. The Chinese kids did not let them down.

72÷3&#65309;&#65311;

On student went to the stage and quickly wrote the correct answer of 24. This student said the answer can be quickly concluded through the use of multiplication table. The 12 teachers at the scene were surprised by the method.

One English teacher said they dont have such multiplication table in UK. If they want to solve the problem above, the process will be like this:

10×3&#65309;30&#65292; 10×3&#65309;30&#65292; 4×3&#65309;12&#65292;t hen add them up and get 24.

For this kind of problem, students in UK will have to learn through several lessons to solve them successfully.

But for kids, is it too hard to apply the Chinese way of education? One English teacher did not think so. He thought the standard of English education is too low.

Fail to learn the multiplication table, because of the pronunciation

After the math classes, UK teachers showed their interests in learning the multiplication table. But the dean of primary school, Zheng said that the multiplication table was a traditional method in China which cannot be easily learned by English teachers because of the pronunciation.

The multiplication table has five Chinese characters maximum, and is very clear at a glance. But when translated into English, the sentences will be too long. For example,&#20061;&#200 61;&#20843;&#21313; &#19968; is translated as nine nine eighty one.

Although they failed to learn that, the experience was valuable. The teachers said that they were going to document this investigation into files and report them to the Department of Education of UK, which they hoped would be helpful to the primary math education in UK.
OH WHY BOTHER
#2 Jan 24, 2013
It's no use. Whites just cannot grasp even the most elementary of principles.
Truth Be Told
#3 Jan 24, 2013
The rest of the world can only watch and not partake!
Snowflake
#4 Jan 24, 2013
Brooklyn you are white yourself how can you say that about us. Not many Chinese left on this board if any.
ld china

Chengdu, China

#5 Jan 24, 2013
CHINA RISING wrote:
Teachers From UK Shocked By Chinese Multiplication Tables!!
January 17th, An English delegation of more than 50 teachers and deans from top 25 middle schools and primary school in UK came to Ningbo city in Zhejiang Province to attend math classes for learning and sharing.
They went to two schools: Ningbo Wanli International School and Ningbo Gaoxin Foreign Language School.
One UK headmasters said that Chinese kids are well known for their math abilities in the world. Teachers in UK always puzzled about why always the Chinese kids got the first prize in international math competitions? They came all the way here to China, aiming to bring some insights back about the math teaching.
Until the afternoon yesterday, they had listened four math classes. The result is that, they were totally shocked by the multiplication table and Chinese kids math skills.
Standing all the time through listening
During the math classes yesterday, the chairs for the UK teachers were all left unseated. They walked into the students, checking their textbooks, notebooks, and took photos with their cellphones. The Chinese kids did not let them down.
72÷3&#65309;&#65311;
On student went to the stage and quickly wrote the correct answer of 24. This student said the answer can be quickly concluded through the use of multiplication table. The 12 teachers at the scene were surprised by the method.
One English teacher said they dont have such multiplication table in UK. If they want to solve the problem above, the process will be like this:
10×3&#65309;30&#65292; 10×3&#65309;30&#65292; 4×3&#65309;12&#65292;t hen add them up and get 24.
For this kind of problem, students in UK will have to learn through several lessons to solve them successfully.
But for kids, is it too hard to apply the Chinese way of education? One English teacher did not think so. He thought the standard of English education is too low.
Fail to learn the multiplication table, because of the pronunciation
After the math classes, UK teachers showed their interests in learning the multiplication table. But the dean of primary school, Zheng said that the multiplication table was a traditional method in China which cannot be easily learned by English teachers because of the pronunciation.
The multiplication table has five Chinese characters maximum, and is very clear at a glance. But when translated into English, the sentences will be too long. For example,&#20061;&#200 61;&#20843;&#21313; &#19968; is translated as nine nine eighty one.
Although they failed to learn that, the experience was valuable. The teachers said that they were going to document this investigation into files and report them to the Department of Education of UK, which they hoped would be helpful to the primary math education in UK.
That might make sense if the characters you have used were printed instead of an incomprehensible 72÷3&#65309;&#65311 which doesn't translate into the real world. But if you exclude the "&#65309;&#65311 " you are left with "72÷3" and that doesn't need any maths tables since I can do it in my head...... 70÷3=20carry10, 2+10=12, 12÷3=4, 20+4=24. Therefore the answer is 24.

How the devil are the UK doing it if they have forgotten that method and can the Chinese manage without their "table"
WOW JUST WOW
#6 Jan 25, 2013

Edinburgh, UK

#7 Jan 25, 2013
ld china wrote:
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That might make sense if the characters you have used were printed instead of an incomprehensible 72÷3&#65309;&#65311 which doesn't translate into the real world. But if you exclude the "&#65309;&#65311 " you are left with "72÷3" and that doesn't need any maths tables since I can do it in my head...... 70÷3=20carry10, 2+10=12, 12÷3=4, 20+4=24. Therefore the answer is 24.
How the devil are the UK doing it if they have forgotten that method and can the Chinese manage without their "table"
We use calculators that are made in China but which you guys can't afford.

Teaching arithmetic is utterly pointless in todays society.

That's why I can work out the actual answer to 70/3 = 23 and 1/3 wheras a Chinese adult like yourself got it wrong.

PS Did you notice the brooklyn bullshitter didn't provide a source? He's the CCP version of miro, he just posts pointless spam in an effort to bump any stories he doesn't like from the top of the pile.
Elements Of Style
#8 Jan 25, 2013
Maybe he wrote the entire piece by himself?
ld china

Chengdu, China

#9 Jan 26, 2013
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We use calculators that are made in China but which you guys can't afford.
Teaching arithmetic is utterly pointless in todays society.
That's why I can work out the actual answer to 70/3 = 23 and 1/3 wheras a Chinese adult like yourself got it wrong.
PS Did you notice the brooklyn bullshitter didn't provide a source? He's the CCP version of miro, he just posts pointless spam in an effort to bump any stories he doesn't like from the top of the pile.
In my experience, English school leavers could handle a calculator but had no idea if the correct answer should be 2.4, 24 or even 240 so if they miskeyed then they were in trouble and a battery failure would leave them in tears. Calculators should be banned before the age of 15 in the classroom.

Obviously you are from a different generation from me. My answer came out to be 20+4 whereas yours was 23+1. The answer is still the same - 24. It is just that they used different teaching methods in response to the latest set of academic failures. The trouble is that rather than use the old tried and tested the teachers who have failed to inspire their maths pupils invent new ways for their pupils to fail. I seem to recall that an entire generation came out of the UK education system virtually illiterate as the result of phonetic spelling. Coupled with being innumerate the UK employers were (and probably still are) horrified.

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#10 Jan 26, 2013
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We use calculators that are made in China but which you guys can't afford.
Teaching arithmetic is utterly pointless in todays society.
That's why I can work out the actual answer to 70/3 = 23 and 1/3 wheras a Chinese adult like yourself got it wrong.
PS Did you notice the brooklyn bullshitter didn't provide a source? He's the CCP version of miro, he just posts pointless spam in an effort to bump any stories he doesn't like from the top of the pile.
How good are you without your calculator?

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#11 Jan 27, 2013
ld china wrote:
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In my experience, English school leavers could handle a calculator but had no idea if the correct answer should be 2.4, 24 or even 240 so if they miskeyed then they were in trouble and a battery failure would leave them in tears. Calculators should be banned before the age of 15 in the classroom.
Obviously you are from a different generation from me. My answer came out to be 20+4 whereas yours was 23+1. The answer is still the same - 24. It is just that they used different teaching methods in response to the latest set of academic failures. The trouble is that rather than use the old tried and tested the teachers who have failed to inspire their maths pupils invent new ways for their pupils to fail. I seem to recall that an entire generation came out of the UK education system virtually illiterate as the result of phonetic spelling. Coupled with being innumerate the UK employers were (and probably still are) horrified.
Show me where I said 70/3 = 24?

Edinburgh, UK

#12 Jan 27, 2013
AZN wrote:
<quoted text>How good are you without your calculator?
Put it this way:

I can do 70/3 in my head so why would I resort to long division then give up after 2 significant figures like the Chinese poster has done twice now.

I only learned the long division method so I could do polynomial division.
UH HUH
#13 Jan 27, 2013
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Put it this way:
I can do 70/3 in my head so why would I resort to long division then give up after 2 significant figures like the Chinese poster has done twice now.
I only learned the long division method so I could do polynomial division.
You're not that stupid...for a Darkie, that is.
AZN

#14 Jan 27, 2013
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Put it this way:
I can do 70/3 in my head so why would I resort to long division then give up after 2 significant figures like the Chinese poster has done twice now.
I only learned the long division method so I could do polynomial division.
Ok, so how does your learning maths in school improve the UK or the world in general?
AZN

#15 Jan 27, 2013
UH HUH wrote:
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You're not that stupid...for a Darkie, that is.
{I can read but cannot think and only know how to bullshit} denies being a smelly curry muncher.

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