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Can Shanghai method help British kids learn math?

( Updated: 2016-07-15 10:53

Editor's note: Half of British primary schools will adopt the traditional Chinese method of math teaching in a government drive to stop youngsters falling behind their Asian counterparts. They will ditch 'child-centered' style and instead return to repetition, drills and 'chalk and talk' whole-class learning. Can Shanghai method help British kids learn math? China Daily readers share with us their opinions.


I do agree that Chinese students do rather well in math. But this method of teaching doesn't make them mathematics pioneers, but exam-passing machines.

Can Shanghai method help British kids learn math?

Wang Chengjun from Shanghai gives a class at Wroxham School near London. [Photo:]

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