Activity-Based Lessons for Low-Ability Pupils in the Upper Primary Mathematics Classroom

Activity-Based Lessons for Low-Ability Pupils in the Upper Primary Mathematics Classroom

Date & Time

26 November 2015, 00:00 - 27 November 2015, 00:00


NIE, Maths Lab 2 (Blk 7, B1-04)


Office of Graduate Studies and Professional Learning (GPL)
Professional Development


Professional Development

Events Details

The need to cater to low-ability pupils who may require different approaches to help them realise their full potential academically is evident in mathematics curriculum.  Many primary mathematics teachers have responded by conducting remediation for these groups of low-ability pupils.  This course will provide primary mathematics teachers with the fundamental background of key characteristics of low-ability pupils.  The emphasis of the course is for participants to learn how to implement varied mathematical activities for low-abilities pupils in the mainstream classroom. 

Activity-based lessons offer opportunities for pupils to demonstrate their mathematical thinking, reasoning processes, problem-solving and communication skills.  Participants will revisit Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract (or C-P-A) approach to design activity-based lessons, including those for concept development and consolidation.  This workshop will also assist primary mathematics teachers to examine the techniques and processes of designing activity-based lessons their primary pupils.  Course participants are expected to participate in critical discussions pertaining to the various activities and through the process to develop a deeper appreciation and greater insights into how low-ability pupils learnt.  Hence the course will embrace a learner-centred pedagogy to provide opportunities for the participants to undertake serious reflection and to assume greater ownership of their learning experiences.

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