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Conference Paper: Do the mathematically gifted and talented senior primary school students in Hong Kong understand mathematics?

TitleDo the mathematically gifted and talented senior primary school students in Hong Kong understand mathematics?
Authors
KeywordsMathematical Olympiad
Gifted and talented students
Conceptual and procedural knowledge
Issue Date2012
Citation
The 12th International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME 12), Seoul, Korea, 8-15 July 2012. How to Cite?
AbstractStudents in Hong Kong have been consistently performing well in international comparative studies of mathematics achievement such as the Trend International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) (Beaton et al, 1996; Mullis et al, 1997; Mullis et al, 2000) and the OECD Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) (OECD, 2001; 2003). This research intended to study the mathematically gifted and talented senior primary school students in Hong Kong and to investigate their performances in Mathematical Olympiad. Top-performing students were chosen for interview and they are required to generate explicit principle-based explanations on their answers. It was found that most of the gifted and talented students in Hong Kong solved the mathematical Olympiad problems using conceptual knowledge, while a few of them adopted procedural knowledge.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/188169

 

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dc.contributor.authorLui, KW-
dc.date.accessioned2013-08-21T07:39:38Z-
dc.date.available2013-08-21T07:39:38Z-
dc.date.issued2012-
dc.identifier.citationThe 12th International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME 12), Seoul, Korea, 8-15 July 2012.-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/188169-
dc.description.abstractStudents in Hong Kong have been consistently performing well in international comparative studies of mathematics achievement such as the Trend International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) (Beaton et al, 1996; Mullis et al, 1997; Mullis et al, 2000) and the OECD Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) (OECD, 2001; 2003). This research intended to study the mathematically gifted and talented senior primary school students in Hong Kong and to investigate their performances in Mathematical Olympiad. Top-performing students were chosen for interview and they are required to generate explicit principle-based explanations on their answers. It was found that most of the gifted and talented students in Hong Kong solved the mathematical Olympiad problems using conceptual knowledge, while a few of them adopted procedural knowledge.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Congress on Mathematical Education, ICME 12-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectMathematical Olympiad-
dc.subjectGifted and talented students-
dc.subjectConceptual and procedural knowledge-
dc.titleDo the mathematically gifted and talented senior primary school students in Hong Kong understand mathematics?-
dc.typeConference_Paper-
dc.identifier.emailLui, KW: lui2012@hku.hk-
dc.description.naturepostprint-
dc.identifier.hkuros217509-

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