Aims and Objectives

1 Aims :

- To enable students to cope confidently with the mathematics needed in their future studies, workplaces or daily life in a technological and information-rich society, the curriculum aims at developing students:
- the ability to conceptualize, inquire, reason and communicate mathematically, and to use mathematics to formulate and solve problems in daily life as well as in mathematical contexts;
- the ability to manipulate numbers, symbols and other mathematical objects;
- the number sense, symbol sense, spatial sense and a sense of measurement as well as the capability in appreciating structures and patterns;
- a positive attitude towards mathematics and the capability in appreciating the aesthetic nature and cultural aspect of mathematics.

2 Objectives :

2.1 Knowledge Domain

- To induce children to understand and grasp the knowledge of the following:

the directed numbers and the real number system;- the algebraic symbols to describe relations among quantities and number patterns;
- the equations, inequalities, identities, formulas and functions;
- the measures for simple 2-D and 3-D figures;
- the intuitive, deductive and analytic approach to study geometric figures;
- the trigonometric ratios and functions;
- the statistical methods and statistical measures;
- the simple ideas of probability and laws of probability.
2.2 Skill Domain

- To develop the following skills and capabilities in:
- basic computations in real numbers and symbols and an ability to judge reasonableness of results;
- using the mathematical language to communicate ideas;
- reasoning mathematically, i.e. they should conjecture, test and build arguments about the validity of a proposition;
- applying mathematical knowledge to solve a variety of problems;
- handling data and generating information;
- number sense and spatial sense;
- using modern technology appropriately to learn and do mathematics;
- learning mathematics independently and collaboratively for the whole life.
2.3 Attitude Domain

- To foster the attitudes to:
- be interested in learning mathematics;
- be confident in their abilities to do mathematics;
- willingly apply mathematical knowledge;
- appreciate that mathematics is a dynamic field with its roots in many cultures;
- appreciate the precise and aesthetic aspect of mathematics;
- appreciate the role of mathematics in human affairs;
- be willing to persist in solving problems;
- be willing to work cooperatively with people and to value the contribution of

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