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Why Asians are Better than Americans at Math

studentrndofficial:

Since elementary school, we learned basic mathematics skills as little children. As we grew older, our math improved as we learned new concepts. Yet have people ever wondered why Americans lag behind Eastern Asian countries, such as China, in math? The answer might not easily be what you think:

The answer lies not only in the practice that Asian students receive but also, surprisingly, in the language we speak. Examine the following numbers: 8,2,4,6,7,5,1. Now look away for twenty seconds, and try to memorize the order of the numbers presented. Research has shown that you have a 50% chance of accurately memorizing that sequence perfectly, if you speak English.

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    Interesting!
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    This is why Americans suck at math :P
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    very true
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    i remembered it!
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    This is partially true; speaking from experience only, of course. · memorization o Chinese students are taught how to §...
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    Interesting! But what about the math skills of children who speak Germanic languages other than English? I wonder how...
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