- Oct 11, 2018
- Austin, Texas, USA
They're doing math to just pass the exam though. Their goal is to answer the question in the way they were taught, and not necessarily coming up with new and innovative ways to answer problems. Can't really use geniuses as an example since they're going to be an outlier. You could've gotten a B6 in the the old physics syllabus by rote learning, since it was all mostly essay-based and regurgitating information (e.g. impacts of von Braun and whatnot). There weren't many questions in the old syllabus that really challenged your understanding. It was mostly testing to see if you knew the material.True this is what I thought too but it would be good to see how much the average Asian student actually rote learns. I mean for something like Maths how do you even rote learn anyway? You just do problem after problem and I would say this probably does build creativity. All the worlds creative geniuses in Maths and Physics all started at a very early age and just kept on doing problem after problem to answer their curiosity. Isn't that in essence what they do in Asian countries?
I just have a hard time seeing how one would rote learn for something like Math or Physics etc..