A student in Hong Kong who competes in international maths competitions says: ‘Chinese or Asian students normally do perform better than other students.’ Photo: Shutterstock A student in Hong Kong who competes in international maths competitions says: ‘Chinese or Asian students normally do perform better than other students.’ Photo: Shutterstock
A student in Hong Kong who competes in international maths competitions says: ‘Chinese or Asian students normally do perform better than other students.’ Photo: Shutterstock

Why are Chinese students so good at maths?

  • It’s a stereotype played out on the big screen and the presidential campaign trail. But is there any truth in the notion?
  • Some students and teachers in Asia say there is something to it: ‘All my Chinese students are just the next level above’

Topic |   Chinese culture
A student in Hong Kong who competes in international maths competitions says: ‘Chinese or Asian students normally do perform better than other students.’ Photo: Shutterstock A student in Hong Kong who competes in international maths competitions says: ‘Chinese or Asian students normally do perform better than other students.’ Photo: Shutterstock
A student in Hong Kong who competes in international maths competitions says: ‘Chinese or Asian students normally do perform better than other students.’ Photo: Shutterstock
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