Mathematical thinking is always an important element in mathematics learning. The project will investigate the mathematical thinking of primary school students based on the Hong Kong mathematics curriculum. The applicant has liaised with primary schools in Hong Kong, so that he can conduct teaching and investigation on how children learn mathematical thinking. Such data will be analyzed and consolidate into teaching approaches that can be used by other teachers. The applicant will also discuss with the mathematics teachers of the schools to develop their school-based curriculum in mathematics, testing the teaching approaches of mathematical thinking. The process of the research will involve teaching development of school based mathematics curriculum in primary 3, 4 and 5, and analysis of the teaching material for promoting thinking in mathematics. The trial teaching of the new teaching ideas will be recorded and analyzed. Teaching styles and effective learning will be analyzed so that these can help to improve the learning of mathematics in primary 3, 4 and 5 in other schools. The data can be shared among other primary schools and also could be applied in the applicant teaching in the Institute. The results of the finding can be presented in conference, and turned into published papers in international referred journal.
|Publication status||Published - 2009|
Cheng, C. C. L. (2009). Teaching development grants final and financial report: Mathematical thinking in Hong Kong primary curriculum. Hong Kong: The Hong Kong Institute of Education.
- Teaching Development Grant (TDG) Report
- TDG project code: T3297
- Period: TDG 2007-2008
- Teaching Development Grant (TDG)