Re: At what stage in Chinese education are students introduced to Algebra?
Posted by: Trien
Date: October 24, 2010 06:45PM
[quote=Geroid]In the West, the concept of solving for X arises when the student is 11 or 12.[/quote]That's not necessarily true. It could be in 7th or 8th grade[13-14 years old], unless that child hasn't taken Kindergarten or has skipped grades, then they'd be taking algebra before age 12!
In Asian countries, it'd be much earlier than age 13 or 14.
What they learn in the schools in the 5th grade in Texas have already been learned in the 3rd grade in Taiwan.