The Effects of Digital Learning Path to Students' Mathematical Skills and Mindsets
This partnership is a collaboration between The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) and the University of Turku (UTU); specifically, the Centre for Learning Analytics at UTU. In recent years, researchers from the Centre for Learning Analytics have successfully adapted a digital learning path with gamification properties into mathematics education in Finland, as well as several other countries (e.g. recently in Lithuania). In this pilot project, we are interested in the possible outcomes of . . .
Project Start Year: 2019, Principal Investigator(s): CHAN, Wing Sum 陳詠心, Dr Erkki Kaila

Using Manipulatives for Effective Teaching and Learning of Mathematics
The purpose of this research project is to investigate the effectiveness of manipulatives (i.e. concrete and virtual material(s) on the mathematics achievement of local primary school students.
Project Start Year: 2019, Principal Investigator(s): CHAN, Wing Sum 陳詠心

PreService Teacher’s Skills on Modeling  A comparison between PreService Teachers from Various of Chinese Mainland and Hong Kong
To investigate how well preservice teachers in teaching mathematics problems in a modeling perspective in terms of lesson preparation, class room instruction, beliefs and practice besides the subject content knowledge.
Project Start Year: 2009, Principal Investigator(s): CHEUNG Ka Luen (CHAN Wing Sum as CoInvestigator)

Competencies in Argumentation and Proof  A Comparative Study of Future Mathematics Teachers from Hong Kong, Mainland China and Taiwan
To investigate the competence of mathematics preservice teachers in logical argumentation, mathematical proving and modeling from Hong Kong, Mainland China and Taiwan.
Project Start Year: 2008, Principal Investigator(s): CHEUNG Ka Luen (CHAN Wing Sum as CoInvestigator)

Competencies in Argumentation of Proof – A Comparative Study of Future Mathematics Teachers from Australia, Germany, and Hong Kong
We have to invite Bjorn Schwarz to come over Hong Kong to develop a coding system for the analysis of the data set in questionnaires forms we have collected from Hong Kong, Mainland China and Taiwan We have learnt the technique and methodology in coding and evaluating data via qualitative content analysis methods. This project also acts as a step stone for our colleagues to learn the skills on doing comparative studies in joint internationally collaborative mode.
Project Start Year: 2008, Principal Investigator(s): LEUNG Kui Chiu Issic (CHAN Wing Sum as CoInvestigator)

Understanding Primary Children's Thinking and Misconception in Decimal Numbers
In order to competent with decimal numbers, all that students need to do is remember a few mechanical rules for placing the decimal point, and otherwise perform operations with decimal numbers as if they were whole numbers. These observations reflect that the students have neither sense of the quantitative value of decimal numbers nor any understanding of the place value of each decimal place. Thus, students’ computational skills on four operations of decimal numbers are merely rote learning and . . .
Project Start Year: 2008, Principal Investigator(s): LAI Mun Yee (CHAN, Wing Sum 陳詠心 as CoInvestigator)

Problembased Learning in Mathematics, Science, Social Sciences and Technology
The proposed project aims to enhance the effectiveness of teaching and learning in the subject areas of MSST and to extend staff's repertoire of teaching strategies through trialing of the problembased learning approach (PBL). The strengths of PBL in enhancing the quality of knowledge acquisition and development of higher order skills are well documented in some educational contexts like medical education. The project is structured in several coherent phases which progressively lead staff thr . . .
Project Start Year: 2007, Principal Investigator(s): LEE Yeung Chung (CHAN Wing Sum as CoInvestigator)
