Curriculum of Mathematics in SSCPS

Goal

It is our goal to help our students learn Mathematics happily, effectively and practically.

Aim

The school curriculum was aligned with the Education Department curriculum (2000), it was later understood that the curriculum could not fully cope with the dynamic demands of our students and society. Since then there have been a number of changes in the curriculum, with the aim to stimulate students’ interest in Mathematics, develop their creativity, various learning skills and attitudes, and foster their number and spatial sense. We stress on applying Mathematics in daily life and have reasonable understanding of our world. For that we encourage students to keep their eyes on the public affairs.

Content & Methods

We have adopted the syllabus recommended by the Education Bureau with a few changes. We gave up the traditional “Chalk & Talk” long back. Instead, we teach the knowledge, concepts and skills with Inquiry-based learning (IBL) approach. Students apply them to their previously acquired knowledge to develop further understanding of the topics.

Class activities are designed to motivate students, working individually or in groups, to raise questions (inquiring), discuss and analyze the information (reasoning & conceptualizing), solve problems and propose the solutions to peers (communicating). Students have plenty of experience to relate Mathematics to daily life and hence they truly appreciate the use of Mathematics.

Apart from the core learning, we have supplementary modules to enrich students’ learning, number sense lessons to reinforce students’ calculation abilities, whereas co-teaching (2 teachers) and guest teaching (new-face teacher) to stimulate and maintain their interest and concentration.

We believe that daily practice can form a solid foundation of number management. All the teaching and learning is consolidated with daily class work, exercises from workbooks and school-based worksheet.

Assessments

The school assessment consists of classroom observation, homework performance and written examinations. The daily assignments are more than enough to prepare for all kinds of problems in the summative assessments.