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

Co-Investigator. (2019-2020). 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

BMED 3021 — Mathematics Curriculum and Teaching: Instructional Technology and Design of STEM Learning Activities

Undergraduate course. This is the second of a series of two related courses on curriculum and teaching methods in mathematics, with a focus on Hong Kong school context. The use of instructional technologies (such as dynamic geometry software, 3d printing, and coding) for designing mathematics and/or STEM learning tasks and projects will be some of … Continue reading BMED 3021 — Mathematics Curriculum and Teaching: Instructional Technology and Design of STEM Learning Activities

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)  

Arithmetic and geometric sequences and their summations

Learning objectives Understand the concept and the properties of arithmetic sequences Understand the general term of an arithmetic sequence Understand the concept and the properties of geometric sequences Understand the general term of a geometric sequence Inquiry-based learning activity and artefacts to be created during task Students have to create an Arithmetic Sequence/ a Geometric … Continue reading Arithmetic and geometric sequences and their summations

BMED 4510 – Action Research in Mathematics Classroom

Undergraduate course. This course is designed to familiarize students with the nature of action research in reflective and critical perspectives. This course also aims at familiarizing learners with the theoretical and practical aspects of action research as applied to mathematics education and with different types of data collection and analysis in a classroom setting. (Spring … Continue reading BMED 4510 – Action Research in Mathematics Classroom

BMED 3020 – Mathematics Curriculum and Teaching: Instructional Technology and Design of Teaching Activities

Undergraduate course. This course is intended to strengthen students' pedagogical content knowledge for preparation of mathematics lessons and classroom techniques through micro-teaching, with special attention on the use of information and communication technology; tool-based mathematics tasks and activities; cross-disciplinary mathematics-related activities (including STEM); and professional development of mathematics teachers. (Fall 2018)

PEDU 6126 – Selected Topics in STEAM Education and Research

This course is designed to extend participants’ understanding about STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics) education by drawing substantially on the theories and research findings in STEAM education. It examines the current status, prospects and research developments of STEAM education with regard to students’ learning process, discipline discourse, teaching and teacher development. The … Continue reading PEDU 6126 – Selected Topics in STEAM Education and Research