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

PEDU 6126 – Selected Topics in STEAM Education and Research

Graduate course. 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 … Continue reading PEDU 6126 – Selected Topics in STEAM Education and Research

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)

Lesson on Properties of Prisms and Pyramids with 3D Printing Pens

The two lessons described here were of Primary 5 and 6 levels, where the first lesson focused on the properties (shape and number of faces, including lateral faces and bases) of different forms of prisms, and the second lesson focused on those of the pyramids. Students spent most of class time using 3D Printing Pens to … Continue reading Lesson on Properties of Prisms and Pyramids with 3D Printing Pens

Lesson on Volume of Oblique Prisms with 3D Printing Pens

This Secondary 1 lesson is an extension of volume of prisms from Primary grades. In this teaching experiment, we focus on students' common misconception of thinking slant sides as the height of the prism. Our objective was to design a group activity with 3D Printing Pens which foster discussion to help students visualise the relationship … Continue reading Lesson on Volume of Oblique Prisms with 3D Printing Pens

Cross sections of prisms and pyramids (Primary 6) with 3D Printing Pens

As we observe that Primary 6 students have difficulties finding cross sections of various 3D solids, we designed a lesson using 3D Printing Pens to support students' visualisation through hands-on, inquiry-based learning. Students were given different regular solids, such as prisms, cylinders, and pyramids. Then, they were invited to use the 3D Printing Pens to … Continue reading Cross sections of prisms and pyramids (Primary 6) with 3D Printing Pens