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:

  1. Ng, O., & Tsang, W. K. (in press). Constructionist learning in school mathematics: Implications for education in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. ECNU Review of Education. [Online first] https://doi.org/10.1177/2096531120978414
  2. Ng, O., & Chan, T. (2020). In-service mathematics teachers’ video-based noticing of 3D Printing Pens ‘in action’. British Journal of Educational Technology. [Online first] http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bjet.13053
  3. Ng, O. (2020). How ‘tall’ is the triangle? Constructionist learning of shape and space with 3D Pens. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology. [Online first] https://doi.org/10.1080/0020739X.2020.1844910
  4. Ng, O., Shi, L., & Ting, F. (2020). Exploring differences in primary students’ geometry learning outcomes in two technology-enhanced environments: Dynamic geometry and 3D Printing. International Journal of STEM Education. doi: 10.1186/s40594-020-00244-1

Project details

8+

Schools cooperating with us

50+

Teachers joining lesson
co-planing section

150+

Students participating the lessons


‘Learning as Making’

Hands-on, inquiry-based constructionist mathematics learning with 3D Pens.


Collaborations with 8+ schools

Collaborating with primary and secondary schools in Hong Kong on lesson implementations with ‘learning as Making’ pedagogy and 3D Pens.


Lesson Co-planning with 50+ teachers

Producing professional knowledge through lesson co-planning and developing teaching packages.


Workshops for Maths teachers

Organising school-based workshops with teams of Maths teachers to disseminate research results and share best practices.


6+ classroom teaching experiments, 150+ students

Since project commencement in 2019, 6 classroom teaching experiments had been held in 4 schools (3 primary, 1 secondary) with 155 students. More classroom teaching experiments will be held in the next academic year.


Various Maths topics and grade levels

‘Learning as Making’ lessons covering:
Rhombus (Grade 4), 3D shapes (Grade 5), Area of triangles (Grade 5), Cross-section of 3D shapes (Grade 6), Euler formula and regular polyhedron (Grade 7)


For more on lessons with 3D Pens

Please visit https://oilamn.ca/resources/


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