Math Fun in Daily Life
P4 – 6
5-7 Apr 2021 (3 sessions) 11:00 - 13:00
*This is an online programme which will be conducted via Zoom.
1. Students will learn about:
Introduction of Probability
Patterns in Daily Life
Geometry in Daily Life
Introduction of Trigonometry
Equations changing the World
2. Students will acquire problem solving and higher ordering skills through the class activities;
3. Students will start observe and connect math to their daily life and realize the real meaning of learning math;
4. Students will be guided to appreciate the beauty of math instead of just doing math; and
5. The interpersonal and intrapersonal skills of students will be enhanced through working together with friends who
have similar interests.
What is the connection between Math and the real world? Why learning math? What is the relationship between math learning and our future career? The students will find out their answers after the course.
The course will be conducted through observations, activities, games and discussion.
Target Participants / Prerequisite
High scores obtained in all summative assessments of Math in P. 3, P. 4 or P. 5
Obtaining any award in local or international math competitions
Mr. Anderson KWAN
Anderson Cheuk-kuen KWAN (Cert.Ed., B.Sc., M.Sc., M.Ed., MACE) was seconded to Mathematics Education Section of Education Bureau (EDB) for 2 years, is now an adjudicator of EDB Math Book Report Competition since 2009 as well as a focus and working group member of EDB Digital Depository (Math) from 2009 to 2013.
Since 2018, he was appointed to be a coordinator of the Hong Kong Branch of the World Giftedness Center which commences operations in close collaboration with the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) (https://www.wgc.ae/) .
In addition, he was also a founding member of the special interest group for Gifted Education, Creativity and Talent Development at HKU. Besides, he has been acting as a course designer and tutor of gifted programmes held by HKU for several times as well as had a sharing to HKU M.Ed. students regarding mathematically gifted education.
He is also invited by Education Bureau to be a member of the Task Quality Assurance Committee from 2020 to 2021 to give professional advices to assessment tasks as well as learning and teaching materials in the Student Assessment Repository (STAR) and Web-based Learning and Teaching Support (WLTS) for Mathematics at Secondary Level.
He was invited by the Review and Planning Section of EDB as well as the Faculty of Education at HKU respectively to be a guest speaker to conduct a sharing to secondary teachers and HKU M.Ed. students how to conduct math lessons for junior form secondary students in English Medium Instruction.
At last, he also publishes a journal in 2013 jointly written with a HKU associate professor regarding the design of the programmes about gifted education in Math in Gifted and Talented International Journal as well as another paper about the design rationale and implementation of mathematically gifted programs in 2019 School Mathematics Newsletter Vol. 22 published by Mathematics Education Section, Curriculum Institute, Education Bureau, Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
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