In this knowledge-based information era, Mathematics constitutes an important share in developing students’ knowledge and skills which could help them meet the dynamic challenges in the 21st century. Therefore, Mathematics is essential in students’ secondary schooling, as it is:
- a powerful means of developing various abilities in a technology-oriented and information-rich society;
- an effective means of communication;
- a useful tool for studying other disciplines;
- an intellectual endeavour and a mode of thinking; and
- a beneficial discipline, through which students can develop their ability to appreciate the beauty of nature, manage uncertainty and make sound judgements.
Mathematics is a subject that aims at developing students’:
- ability to think critically and creatively, to conceptualize, inquire and reason mathematically, and to use mathematics to formulate and solve problems in daily life as well as in mathematical contexts and other disciplines;
- ability to communicate with others through expressing their views clearly and logically using mathematical language;
- ability to manipulate numbers, symbols and other mathematical objects;
- number sense, symbol sense, spatial sense, measurement sense and the capacity to appreciate structures and patterns,
- skills in applying e-learning to enhance learning and teaching effectiveness, facilitate self-directed learning and nurture students’ competence in applying information technology (IT) in learning mathematics;
- ability to integrate and apply knowledge and skills through STREAM education;
- positive attitude towards mathematics learning; and
- appreciation of the aesthetic nature and cultural aspects of mathematics.
The Mathematics Department has been organizing various activities for students during the Mathematics Week. There are some game booths like Sudoku Challenge, Super 24 and Measuring Golden Ratio. These games provide students a chance to think critically and appreciate the beauty of Mathematics, as well as that of the nature. Board game booths act as another highlight of the Mathematics Week. There are different board games like Rummikub, Blokus and Poison, which all aim at developing students’ critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Mathematics Book Recommendation is an indispensable core of the Mathematics Week. Interesting books, which can help develop students’ understanding of the connections between mathematics and real life, as well as that of other disciplines, are introduced to students. Mathematics competitions like Inter-class Mathematics Competition (F.2), Calculator Operation Competition (F.1) and Online Logic Challenge (whole school), which all aimed at arousing students’ interest in Mathematics, were held during the week.
Besides the aforesaid activities, competitions like 24 Competition and Four Mathematical Operations Competition are held during lunch time. Students are continually invited to participate in various inter-school competitions like the HKMO, AIMO, World Mathematics Team Championship, etc. The development of students’ generic skills and ability to integrate and apply knowledge can be strengthened through these competitions.
|Tsang Sai Ho||4C,EP||5D||M2|
|Cheung Kit Yuk||1E||2E||4B||6B|
|Chan Ming Hung||4D||5A,M2||6D|
|Li Tien Man||1B|
|Chan Kit Chi||2B||3A|
|Chan Wai Yi||2C,2D|
|Leung Wai Yee||1C||2A||3B,3C|
|Li Chiu Yeung||3D|
|Wong Yu On||1A||4A||5B||6C|
|Fung Wing Ho||1D||3E||5C||6A|