CTP1910

Math Fun in Daily Life 生活中的趣味數學

P4  - P6 Students

15 – 19 July 2019: 2pm - 5pm

HKD 3,750

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Course Objectives

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.

Course Description

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

P4-P6 students

  • 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

  • Good conduct

Course Instructor

Mr. Anderson KWAN

Anderson KWAN (Cert.Ed., B.Sc., M.Sc., M.Ed., MACE), who seconded to Mathematics Education Section of Education Bureau (EDB) for 2 years, is an adjudicator of EDB Math Book Report Competition since 2009, a focus and working group member of EDB Digital Depository (Math) from 2009 to 2013. 


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 acted 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 gifted education. 


He was also a guest speaker invited by the Review and Planning Section of EDB as well as the Faculty of Education at HKU respectively to conduct a sharing to secondary teachers and HKU M.Ed. students how to conduct math lessons for junior form secondary students by 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. 

 

 
Medium of Instruction

Cantonese supplemented with English

 
 
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