IMMC-QEF Teachers Workshop

Principles For Teaching of Mathematical Modeling

Date: 4 May 2019         Venue: The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Dr. Issic Leung (梁鉅超), 

Research Associate Professor

Department of Mathematics and Information Technology, The Education University of Hong Kong
Research Interests: 
Mathematics in business modelling, Quantitative methods in marketing analyst, Mathematics teaching and learning in a dynamic geometric enrinorment, Teachers' competence in mathematics.

Dr. Issic Leung of the Education University of Hong Kong hosted a teacher workshop with the title "Principles For Teaching of Mathematical Modeling" on 4th May.

In the beginning, Dr. Leungintroduced what mathematical modeling is and some educational research about it, such as "Blum's Cycle". Then use the story of "Cao Chong Weighting Elephant" to introduce a hands-on experiment. Teachers build models through an experiment and experience mathematical modeling from actual conditions.

Dr. Leung later used different examples to explain more, such as "Gas Tank Problem" which illustrates we can simplify a Gas Tank into a simple cylinder to deal with the problem and so on.

Furthermore, Dr.Leung discussed some higher mathematical models, such as the Logistic Model in the nonlinear model and its applications.

Finally, Dr. Liang explained how to teach mathematical modeling to students and the principles of evaluation for students' mathematical modeling products.