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ERIC Number: EJ1148566
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1533-2276
"Mathematics in the Workplace": A Pilot Enrichment Programme for Mathematically Talented Primary Students in Hong Kong
Kwan, Anderson C. K.; Yuen, Mantak
Gifted and Talented International, v28 n1-2 p85-98 2013
The authors report on the implementation of an enrichment programme titled "Mathematics in the Workplace" for mathematically talented students, aged 8 to 12 years, who were studying in Primary 3 to Primary 6 classes in Hong Kong. The aim of the pilot programme was to enable gifted learners to make connections between mathematics and its applications in the workplace, apply higher-order thinking skills in relation to workplace mathematics, and enhance their communication skills. The rationale, theoretical orientation, curriculum design, and the format of lessons are outlined in the article. Evaluation of the programme indicated that the majority of participants perceived the activities to be interesting, and cognitively and creatively challenging. Interventions of this nature can serve as additional sources of stimulation for gifted learners. Limitations of the programme are discussed, together with suggestions for future research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Grade 5; Middle Schools; Grade 6
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A