From counting to mathematical structure

Chun Chor Litwin CHENG

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The most important aim of mathematics education is to promote mathematical thinking. In the Hong Kong primary school, mathematical thinking is usually conducted through the use of formula and working on "application problem" or "word problems". However, there are many other ways that can promote mathematical thinking, and investigation on mathematical structure by using counting is one important source for promoting mathematical thinking for primary school children, as every children can count and hence a well designed question that can be solved by counting can enable children of different abilities to work together and obtain different results. Copyright © 2008 KISTI. All right reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-142
JournalJournal of the Korea Society of Mathematical Education Series D: Research in Mathematical Education
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2008


Cheng, C. C. L. (2008). From counting to mathematical structure. Journal of the Korea Society of Mathematical Education Series D: Research in Mathematical Education, 12(2), 127-142.


  • Counting
  • Mathematical thinking
  • Teaching Development Grant (TDG)
  • TDG project code: T3297
  • Period: TDG 2007-2008
  • Teaching Development Grant (TDG) Output

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    Teaching development grants final and financial report: Mathematical thinking in Hong Kong primary curriculum

    CHENG, C. C. L., 2009

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