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South Asian Typical High School(Grade 12) Math Exam

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Who the h/e(k asks questions from group theory in grade 12?

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A Chinese high school math problemAnd I bet the study material is almost exactly this problem. So they memorized how to “solve” it
Ding ding! It's relatively easy to memorize a bunch of routines when you see similar onesentence prompts. It's a lot harder to actually apply these concepts to real life problems.

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A Chinese high school math problemAnd I bet the study material is almost exactly this problem. So they memorized how to “solve” it
Ding ding! It's relatively easy to memorize a bunch of routines when you see similar onesentence prompts. It's a lot harder to actually apply these concepts to real life problems.
You guys are right. This is an Indian final exam paper. We are taught the exact same problems and are asked to memorise all this stuff for the CBSE exam

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That’s not too bad
Oh I was right. It is an exam from Nepal. Indians have a tougher exam but honestly I don't remember anything from high school and the questions were the same 8 years ago

There's a lot going on here. We have, like, these terms. We seem to be adding them. There are fractions, some nasty fractions there. We got an inequality, things being raised to power. There's something related to derivatives we are not sure. Nobody likes this! You probably don't like this. Mathematicians don't like this. What are mathematicians excited about? Arcade games, like Asteroids.
 Lisa Piccirillo, Boston College undergraduate math major

https://imgur.com/r2kEy60
A Chinese high school math problemAnd I bet the study material is almost exactly this problem. So they memorized how to “solve” it
Ding ding! It's relatively easy to memorize a bunch of routines when you see similar onesentence prompts. It's a lot harder to actually apply these concepts to real life problems.
Seriously? I find Chinese math exams are the opposite of rote memorization. Probably you can get 40%  50% of questions right by rote memorization. For the rest, you need to synthesize what you learn and apply it to problems you never see. US (college) math exams, on the contrary, are more about rote memorization. I took some math classes at some good math departments in the US, and 70%  80% of the exam questions come from pset or past exams, with some slight twists. You can be pretty average and still get an A at least.

https://imgur.com/r2kEy60
A Chinese high school math problemAnd I bet the study material is almost exactly this problem. So they memorized how to “solve” it
Ding ding! It's relatively easy to memorize a bunch of routines when you see similar onesentence prompts. It's a lot harder to actually apply these concepts to real life problems.
Yeah you should really try to apply set theory to reallife problems. Now, how many problem sets do you need to complete in order to move out of your mom's basement?

Every country says that about their exams. Why did you go to the us and not stay on in China if the education there is so good. As a south Asian I knew how to “Solve’ all these questions because I knew the rules and the theorems had been memorised by me but unfortunately didn’t know what derivative actually meant. Same for the students I came across.
Germans and Italians did so much better than the Chinese in math at university. Surprisingly the ones who did well even studied classics in high school. 
Every country says that about their exams. Why did you go to the us and not stay on in China if the education there is so good. As a south Asian I knew how to “Solve’ all these questions because I knew the rules and the theorems had been memorised by me but unfortunately didn’t know what derivative actually meant. Same for the students I came across.
Germans and Italians did so much better than the Chinese in math at university. Surprisingly the ones who did well even studied classics in high school.If you didn't even know what derivative means then I wonder how you managed to get into a university (without cheating).