My mom grew up in Hong Kong, where the education system is very different than the one we have here in the United States. In Hong Kong, students are taught to memorize, and not necessarily to understand. A friend from Hong Kong once told me a story of how she used to memorize the solutions to math problems because she didn't know how to do them. For this reason, math was never really her best subject.
This I Believe: The Power of Teaching
By HORTENSE FONG • August 21, 2008