GMAT Question of the Day - Daily to your Mailbox; hard ones only

It is currently 14 Nov 2019, 12:35

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Close

Request Expert Reply

Confirm Cancel

Students can learn mathematics only by exploring it on their own, with

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:

Hide Tags

Find Similar Topics 
Board of Directors
User avatar
D
Joined: 01 Sep 2010
Posts: 3419
Students can learn mathematics only by exploring it on their own, with  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 23 Oct 2019, 11:09
2
Top Contributor
1
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  85% (hard)

Question Stats:

43% (02:40) correct 57% (02:18) wrong based on 37 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

Students can learn mathematics only by exploring it on their own, with generous room for trial and error. For what matters, in the long run, is not acquiring particular computational skills (since without constant use skills rapidly fade), but knowing how to find and use suitable mathematical tools whenever they become necessary.

If the position expressed above is correct, then each of the following can be true EXCEPT:

(A) Mathematics teachers are often afraid that someone will ask a question that they cannot answer, and this insecurity frequently leads to authoritarianism in the classroom.
(B) Prospective teachers should themselves learn mathematics as a process of constructing and interpreting patterns, of devising strategies for solving problems, and of discovering the beauties and applications of mathematics.
(C) Political leaders must accept responsibility for coordinating a nationwide plan for all levels of instruction if mathematics education is to improve.
(D) The most effective method for teaching students mathematics is for teachers to state the definitive rule for solving exercises of a given type and then to insist on rote practice in its proper application.
(E) Most current teaching presents mathematics as established doctrine, stressing the production of right answers rather than the ability to communicate reasons.


Kudos for the OA and explanation

_________________
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
G
Joined: 21 Jun 2017
Posts: 296
Concentration: Finance, Economics
WE: Corporate Finance (Commercial Banking)
CAT Tests
Re: Students can learn mathematics only by exploring it on their own, with  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 23 Oct 2019, 11:32
2
Toughie ! Took 3:33 minutes.
Conclusion - mathematics should not be learnt ( you don't have to be calculators to solve a mathematical problem ) . Mathematics should be solved by finding tools and using them, when in need.

This is a can be true except question, which means irrelevant choices to the conclusion can be true in real life. Our answer will be something not parallel to the author's point of view.

A-- irrelevant to conclusion. Maybe true in real life. I don't know

B-- follows the conclusion. out
C-- same as A. Out
D-- totally against the conclusion. So this choice can never be true.
E-- Maybe true in real life idk.

D is the winner.

Posted from my mobile device
_________________
Even if it takes me 30 attempts, I am determined enough to score 740+ in my 31st attempt. This is it, this is what I have been waiting for, now is the time to get up and fight, for my life is 100% my responsibility.

Dil ye Ziddi hai !!!

GMAT 1 - 620 .... Disappointed for 6 months. Im back Im back. Bhai dera tera COMEBACK !!!


My explanation may not be clear to you, but my requirement of Kudo to survive in my struggle against GMAT is. So spread love , spread Kudo, look at my profile. I'm so benevolent
Board of Directors
User avatar
D
Joined: 01 Sep 2010
Posts: 3419
Re: Students can learn mathematics only by exploring it on their own, with  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 23 Oct 2019, 11:58
1
Top Contributor
Manager
Manager
User avatar
S
Joined: 05 Apr 2019
Posts: 78
Students can learn mathematics only by exploring it on their own, with  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 23 Oct 2019, 12:34
1
carcass wrote:
Students can learn mathematics only by exploring it on their own, with generous room for trial and error. For what matters, in the long run, is not acquiring particular computational skills (since without constant use skills rapidly fade), but knowing how to find and use suitable mathematical tools whenever they become necessary.

If the position expressed above is correct, then each of the following can be true EXCEPT:


The beauty of this question is that we need to find something that is DEFINITELY FALSE OR AGAINST author's conclusion. Other options might be aligned to author's conclusion, might be irrelevant or might have remote chances of being true. But as long as the are not definitely against author's conclusion, we are not interested.

(A) Mathematics teachers are often afraid that someone will ask a question that they cannot answer, and this insecurity frequently leads to authoritarianism in the classroom.
This can be true based since the argument doesnt provide any details on this. But we cannot say that this is against author's conclusion


(B) Prospective teachers should themselves learn mathematics as a process of constructing and interpreting patterns, of devising strategies for solving problems, and of discovering the beauties and applications of mathematics.
This is aligned to the conclusion that maths comes by experimenting. Although the passage is talking about students but it CAN apply to teachers also


(C) Political leaders must accept responsibility for coordinating a nationwide plan for all levels of instruction if mathematics education is to improve.
This can be true based since the argument doesnt provide any details on this. But we cannot say that this is against author's conclusion


(D) The most effective method for teaching students mathematics is for teachers to state the definitive rule for solving exercises of a given type and then to insist on rote practice in its proper application.
This is definitely against author's conclusion. The author's method of learning Maths is exactly opposite of this option. So this is the answer that we are looking for

(E) Most current teaching presents mathematics as established doctrine, stressing the production of right answers rather than the ability to communicate reasons.
Again this can be true as the passage doesnt give ay details on the same. But we cannot say that this is against author's conclusion

_________________
Please consider Kudos if my post is helpful. Feel free to point out mistakes in my post
GMAT Club Bot
Students can learn mathematics only by exploring it on their own, with   [#permalink] 23 Oct 2019, 12:34
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Students can learn mathematics only by exploring it on their own, with

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  





Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne