Shanghai Expat: Mathematics: An Integral Part of Global Education

Mathematics may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of a culturally diverse subject, but the subject is rife with as many associations to Texas Instrument calculators and American Advanced Placement tests as it is to Kumon tutorial classes and Chinese “gao kao” examinations.

However, a rigorous maths curriculum is culturally relevant because it provides its students with the skills to compete in the global workforce. Julie Many, who has taught mathematics at Yew Chung International School of Shanghai for nine years, sees a substantial part of learning maths as having to do with logic and reasoning, which can be applied to any subject, across cultures and countries.


This article was published in Shanghai Expat.

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