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Mathematical Problem Solving through Digital Making: Envisioning a Computationally Enhanced Mathematics Curriculum in Hong Kong’s Primary and Secondary Schools

Principal Investigator (2021-present). This study builds on the PI’s previously developed conception of “learning as Making” to envision a computationally enhanced mathematics curriculum. It will inform the “big picture” of how using computers might fundamentally change mathematics learning, with an emphasis on mathematical problem solving (and more generally, STEM education). Funded by the Research Grants … Continue reading Mathematical Problem Solving through Digital Making: Envisioning a Computationally Enhanced Mathematics Curriculum in Hong Kong’s Primary and Secondary Schools

The Effects of Implementing a ‘Learning as Making’ Pedagogy on School Mathematics Learning: Primary Students’ Inquiry-based Making with 3D Printing Pens

Principal Investigator. (2019-Present). This design-based research explores the effect of a ‘learning as Making’ pedagogy in mathematics education through designing and implementing a series of teaching experiments in Hong Kong primary schools. Funded by Research Grant Council (Hong Kong), Early Career Scheme ($499,381 HKD) Publications: Ng, O., & Tsang, W. K. (in press). Constructionist learning … Continue reading The Effects of Implementing a ‘Learning as Making’ Pedagogy on School Mathematics Learning: Primary Students’ Inquiry-based Making with 3D Printing Pens

Innovating the Mathematics Curriculum in Times of Change: Towards Local and Global Relevance

Co-Investigator. (2019-Present). This Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) project is comprised of researchers on five continents, who will work with curriculum experts and disciplinary specialists in mathematics, climate science and indigenous knowledge, in order to develop new courses, or adapt existing ones, in seven Universities. (PI: Dr. Alf Coles). Funded by the WUN Research Development Fund … Continue reading Innovating the Mathematics Curriculum in Times of Change: Towards Local and Global Relevance