Vanilla Cake wrote:Booklet B, Q8

This question came with a diagram.It was a square with 2 diagonals crossed at the centre of the square.The length of each diagonal of the square was 8 cm.Find the area of the square.

My younger sister told me that her neighbourhood primary school's Maths teacher didn't teach her how to solve this kind of question - Booklet B, Q8 at P3 level as this was not in her school's P3 syllabus.Not fair and as expected, she got this wrong due to ignorance.

Sorry to say this, but gifted children are supposed to know things which are far beyond their school syllabus.

This question is easily solved using the Pythagorean theorem. I am not sure at what level do they teach this theorem ? It is a simple theorem, I am not surprised that a 9 year old child who is highly gifted in maths would know about this theorem.

I will be truly shocked if they test the P3 child on differentiation and integration.

But I want to say that you have a very bright sister, and she is highly motivated, which is most important.

However, a gifted child should be able to learn things on their own. For example, he/she can just read a secondary maths text book and learn. Or take a biology book and read all about biology.