1. In the national math test paper, examinees found a cloud-shaped curve on a coordinate axis. The “cloud” was composed of three arcs, and the question was to figure out the polar coordinates equation of a circle.
2. There was an attempt to merge the arts and sciences in the national math paper, as one question asked students to calculate a man’s height by using the golden ratio of the Venus de Milo: “If someone meets the golden ratio, with legs of 105 centimeters long and a distance of 26 centimeters from the top of his head to the bottom of his neck, what is his height?”
3. Philosophical thinking appeared in the Chinese language exam in East China’s Jiangsu Province. The province issues its own gaokao papers: “All things have their own nature. Water tastes light, while salt is salty. If you add water to water it is still water, if you add salt to salt, it is still salt. Sour, sweet, bitter, spicy and salty, those five tastes coexist in harmony, so do human beings.” Jiangsu students were asked to compose an essay based on their understanding of the words above