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China Education Documentary

Similar to Singapore, China has different tiers of universities. The top tier in China is Tier 1 (一本). Within Tier 1, there is a further differentiation of “Project 985” and “Project 211” universities, the former being more selective. That is, … Continue reading

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Alibaba launches scholarship programme in S’pore with generous funding

Source: Today Online Alibaba has partnered with NTU to launch a scholarship program on computer science topics like artificial intelligence, data analytics and cloud computing. The scholarship funding is very generous: monthly salary of 5,000 SGD for 4 years, with other … Continue reading

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Where to buy dumplings (饺子) in Singapore

新加坡哪里有卖饺子 Dumplings (饺子) is a staple food in Northern China. However it is rare to find it in Singapore. Often in NTUC Fairprice, or other supermarkets, Gyoza (Japanese Dumplings) or Korean dumplings can be found, but not Chinese dumplings. Making your … Continue reading

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Inspirational Chinese Phrase 宠辱不惊

Source: http://www.ypzihua.com/product-2793.html Beautiful calligraphy and meaningful words. Chinese Characters: 宠辱不惊 闲看庭前花开花落 去留无意 漫随天外云卷云舒 Translation: “Don’t be disturbed by fortune or misfortune. Be relaxed no matter how flowers bloom and wilt. To be or not to be needs no hard decision. Take … Continue reading

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《追梦赤子心》 《中国新歌声》第3期 SING!CHINA

Very good singer and inspirational song. Potential champion of this series.

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小学生厌恶数学写诗:数学是死亡之源

Source: http://news.sina.com.cn/s/2015-02-08/031931495241.shtml 武汉的董女士前天在家帮女儿清理书包,从书包里搜出一张纸,上面赫然写着一首诗:数学是死亡之源,它像入地狱般痛苦。它让孩子想破脑汁,它让家长急得转圈。它让校园死气沉沉,它使生命慢慢离去。生命从数学中走去,一代代死得超快。那是生命的敌人,生命从数学中走去。珍惜宝贵的生命吧,一代代死得超快。数学是死亡之源。 读完这首诗,董女士惊呆了:“没想到她厌恶数学到了这般田地。” 董女士的女儿晶晶,今年10岁,读小学五年级,从进小学开始就特别不喜欢数学,尤其讨厌应用题,只要碰到追及问题和工程问题,晶晶那绝对是“一个脑袋两个大”。这次期末考试晶晶的数学考了70分,全班倒数第七。 在董女士的逼问下,晶晶终于交代,这首诗是和班上另外两个女生一起创作的。她们三个都对数学不感冒,联合创作了此诗,抒发忧伤。 网友们看到这首诗后,也表达了不同的观点。网友“@飞不动的咋咋鸟”说,“很有才的小学生,这搞不好以后是余秀华第二啊!”网友“@左边追寻”则说,“想用自己的血泪史告诉这位妹妹,学好数学很重要!”据《武汉晚报》 (原标题:小学生厌恶数学写诗:数学是死亡之源)

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The Dangerous Math of Chinese Island Disputes

Source: http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052970203922804578082371509569896 China’s standoff with Japan over the rocky Senkaku (Diaoyu) Islands has entered its second month. The current confrontation, however, is more dangerous than is commonly believed. China’s past behavior in other territorial disputes demonstrates why the Senkaku standoff is … Continue reading

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Math Joke from China

Translation: After class, Xiaogang asks Xiaodong what is the Math homework for today. Xiaodong replied, “The integer solutions of are the question numbers of the Math Homework that are due.” A Netizen posted: “If I had such a classmate, I would say, “Sorry … Continue reading

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PISA 2012: Shanghai VS Singapore

Source: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/03/world/asia/pisa-education-study/ Shanghai teens top international education ranking, OECD says By Sophie Brown, CNN December 3, 2013 — Updated 2051 GMT (0451 HKT) (CNN) — When it comes to mathematics, reading and science, young people in Shanghai are the best … Continue reading

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Why are China students so good at Math & Sciences?

Source: http://sgforums.com/forums/8/topics/475066 Quote: I’m sure many secondary school/Junior College students have know some China scholars in your schools scoring results that are seemingly impossible to reach (90+ for H2 Maths etc.) But when asked what’s their secret to scoring so … Continue reading

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Math, Science, Reading Scores Show U.S. Schools Slipping Behind

Source: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/extra/features/us/july-dec10/education_12-10.html Math, Science, Reading Scores Show U.S. Schools Slipping Behind Posted: December 10, 2010 PRINTER FRIENDLY VERSION: PDF The United States received a stark wake-up call this week with the release of international test results showing students in other … Continue reading

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In China, all parents know that maths is the number one subject in schools

Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/maths-reform/9338540/Numeracy-Campaign-What-we-can-learn-from-China.html ‘Above all, it is a cultural thing.” Professor Lianghuo Fan is reflecting on the differences he has noticed between maths education in China and Singapore, where he lived and taught for 40 years, and in Britain, where he … Continue reading

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Chinese Math Students vs English Math Students

Source: http://toshuo.com/2007/chinese-math-students-vs-english-math-students/ This is a recent test used in England: Here’s a Chinese math test: Now we know why students from China are so good at Maths!

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Make Britain Count: ‘Stop telling children maths isn’t for them’

Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/maths-reform/9621100/Make-Britain-Count-Stop-telling-children-maths-isnt-for-them.html “The title comes from the central argument of the book,” says Birmingham-raised Boaler, “namely the idea that maths is a gift that some have and some don’t. That’s the elephant in the classroom. And I want to banish … Continue reading

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成语数学

Originally posted on Math Online Tom Circle:
中国的小学离校考试 (PSLE) 「神题」: 猜成语 1) 20 除 3 2)1 除100 3)9寸+1寸=1尺 4)12345609 5)1,3,5,7,9 答案:: 1) 20/3= 6.666 六六大顺 2)百中挑一 3)得寸進尺 4)七零八落 5)举世无双

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