Japan’s 9-year-old prodigy passes the most difficult math test: the level of mathematical college graduates

Some people have a gift in math that you have to take. According to Japanese media reports, a 9-year-old boy in Hyogo Prefecture passed the most difficult Level 1 test of Japan’s practical math skills test, equivalent to the level of college math major graduation. The Japan Mathematical Verification Association, which hosts the tests, said that all the first-level questions needed to be answered by their own calculations, which was very difficult. This year, 494 people attended, only 71 passed, the pass rate is only 14.4%.

The record-setting is the fourth grade of Shimiya City Primary School in Hyogo Prefecture, Ando Shizu, who first challenged Level 5 (primary level), third grade passed level 3 (primary level) and quasi-1 level (high three degrees), in April and October this year through two exams to achieve level 1.

The Japan Mathematical Verification Association was established in 1992 to host three examinations a year. The scope of the 1st grade question includes Wilson’s theorem, multi-function, measurement of linear space and other examination undergraduate and graduate students’ topics, divided into one and two tests, two examinations passed. The 2018 Level 1 test pass rate was only 5.7%.

Japan's 9-year-old prodigy passes the most difficult math test: the level of mathematical college graduates

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