Introduction

The Mathematics curriculum in school aims at helping students to acquire the ability to explore, conjecture and reason logically. It is a powerful means of communication, a foundation for the study of other disciplines, and an intellectual endeavor. Mathematics therefore plays an important role in helping students develop necessary skills for lifelong learning. To achieve this, there are different activities for students to conceptualize inquiring, reasoning, communicating, formulating and problem solving skills. Students are encouraged to appreciate the aesthetic nature and cultural aspects of mathematics.

 

Objectives

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To arrange diversified learning activities at different levels, such as hands-on exploratory activities, project work, mathematics reading activities, and activities based on a topic in Mathematics to integrate relevant learning elements from other KLAs.

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To incorporate the use of information technology for interactive learning and self-directed learning.

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To adopt different strategies to cater for learner diversity, such as adapting the Mathematics curriculum and using the curriculum space created flexibly for consolidation and enrichment.

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To assign quality homework to consolidate learning, and discourage mechanical drilling.

e-learning in Mathematics

Nurturing students to apply IT tools and resources in learning mathematics is important as it also paves ways for students’ self-directed learning. When students are learning mathematical concepts, they can use application software for simulations, analysis and modelling. Students enjoy learning mathematics with different kinds of IT tools.

Learning beyond the Classroom

- Mathematics Enrichment Programme

To enhance students’ Mathematics knowledge and boost their achievement, our school launches a Mathematics Enrichment Programme for P.4, 5 & 6 students during the Integrated Lesson. Students are going to solve some tasks by using the mathematics knowledge they have learnt. These thought-provoking tasks can train up their critical thinking skills.

- Reading Maths Activity

In a knowledge-based society, schools play an essential role to equip students with skills for reading to learn. We motivate students to read texts with themes related to mathematics to broaden their knowledge base and enhance their language competence, and empower their ability on handling reading materials made up of not only words, but diagrams , mathematical symbols and multimodal features.

The ‘Reading Maths Activity’ is a cross-curricular activity between Mathematics and Library. Our school librarian prepared several mathematics related books for students to read in library lessons.  The mathematics teachers also joined the ‘Morning Reading’ session to demonstrate some mathematical skills.