監製：Choi Fung Ling
It is Not as Simple as 123
Chief Executive’s Award for Teaching Excellence (2015/2016)
(Mathematics Education Key Learning Area)
School: HKUGA Primary School
Awardees: Sung Po-wa, Chung Kim-fung
In addition to memorising formulas and doing calculation exercises, games can also be a part of math class – playing can lead to enthusiastic discussions all the same. Mr. Sung and Mr. Chung have selected a group of students with higher math ability to participate in an assessment-free “enrichment course”. The teachers turn daily life incidents into math games, problem solving tasks, and research projects to challenge their students and stimulate their thinking, so as to let them understand that mathematics is not just about calculating the correct answer.
The “enrichment course” involves research projects which look into traffic problems and even landing device experiments. The two teachers encourage their students to ask questions, look for the flaws in their processes themselves, work together to find solutions, and summarise their results in reports. As the course progresses, in addition to subconsciously integrating all the mathematical concepts they have learned, the students are able to exercise their creativity to the fullest, and also become better at expressing themselves.
Although not every student finds Math fascinating, after taking the amusing “enrichment course” for three years, students will automatically take it upon themselves to solve the problems they encounter and learn proactively. Mr. Sung and Mr. Chung hope to help capable students shine in Math and inspire them to become creative students who are eager to learn and love to think.
Producer: Tsoi Yuen-yi, Margaret
Assistant Producer: Lam Ka-po, Karena