Dr Chua Boon Liang Delivers an Invited Keynote on Enhancing Learning Experiences with Mathematical Justification

Dr Chua Boon Liang Delivers an Invited Keynote on Enhancing Learning Experiences with Mathematical Justification

Date
Friday, 12 October 2018

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Dr Chua giving the keynote address

Dr Chua Boon Liang, Assistant Professor at the Mathematics & Mathematics Education Academic Group of NIE, was invited by Academy of Singapore Teachers to give a keynote address at the Mathematics Learning Day 2018 on 30 July 2018. The title of his keynote address was “Enhancing Learning Experiences with Mathematical Justification”. The session attracted a full subscription by both primary and secondary school mathematics teachers, subject heads and heads of department for Mathematics.

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The event attracted a full subscription

Dr Chua spoke about how mathematical reasoning and justification processes tend to be rather challenging for students. If the teaching of these skills were not carefully managed, these processes may be hard to grasp. The consistent use of justification tasks can enhance students’ reasoning competency and learning experiences, thus affording them confidence in mathematics. He focused on how to use questions from past-years PSLE, “O” level and “N” Level examinations to develop students’ reasoning and justifying skills as well as conceptual fluency.

The keynote address arose from an OER project titled “Justification in Mathematics”.