CUHK – TUYF Partnership Project

Since 2019, The TUYF Charitable Trust graciously supported the CUHK – HKTLC collaboration project. In this pilot project, workshops, popular science talks and other events were organized for the students at Hong Kong True Light College to develop their comprehensive understanding and deep appreciation of mathematics. To promote collaborative learning and STEM education, students from Hong Kong True Light College, Kowloon True Light School, True Light Girls' College and True Light Middle School of Hong Kong are invited to join a mathematics day camp organized by the Department. It was a whole-day activity which provided an introduction to Boolean algebra and its practical applications through engaging group activities. Building upon years of extensive experience in organizing outreach activities and the successful collaboration with HKTLC over the past three years, the Department decided to implement the collaboration project on a community-wide scale.

Led by the outreach committee of the Department, the CUHK – TUYF Partnership Project was launched from 2024 onwards. This project aims to enhance students’ interest in mathematics and provide solid mathematical training for outstanding students. All activities under this project will be open to all local secondary schools to improve the effectiveness of the activities and increase the number of students who will benefit.

Project coordinators: Dr. Kai Leung Chan, Dr. Lily Li Pan

CUHK – TUYF Partnership Project (2024)

  1. Workshop on Algebra
    The workshop targets talented students with a deep interest in mathematics. It will provide participants with an opportunity for further study of algebra, which develops their ability in abstract and logical thinking. Participating students are required to complete coursework to understand their learning status.

    Speaker: Prof. Michael McBreen
    Date: To be confirmed

  2. Workshop on Mathematical Modelling
    The activity gives senior secondary students an introduction to mathematical modelling, which aims to develop students’ mathematical skills to solve real-life problems systematically. This event welcomes students interested in applied mathematics and programming.

    Speaker: Dr. Lily Li Pan
    Date: To be confirmed

  3. Mathematics Day Camp – Boolean Algebra and its Applications
    The Day Camp is a whole-day mathematics-oriented STEM activity. Each round accommodates around 40 students from various schools. During the day camp, the speakers introduce the basics of mathematics, such as sets, functions, and logic, and provide an introduction to Boolean Algebra. Participants will apply mathematics knowledge acquired to circuit design and minimization. They will also construct circuits to solve real-life problems in the hands-on activities provided. Click here for more information.

    Speakers: Dr. Kai Leung Chan, Dr. Lily Li Pan
    Date: 17 Feb 2024 (1st round)

    Participating Schools: Hong Kong True Light College, True Light Middle School of Hong Kong, Kowloon True Light Middle School and True Light Girls’ College

    * More rounds will be offered in May and July.

  4. Sponsorship for Two Algebraic Courses
    Starting from 2024, The TUYF Charitable Trust will sponsor two algebraic courses, “Towards Modern Algebra” and “Introduction to Discrete Mathematics”, which will be offered every summer, along with our popular Enrichment Programme for Young Mathematics Talents (EPYMT) organized by the Department. (Click here for more information about EPYMT.)

    The course "Towards Modern Algebra" will introduce the basic concepts of abstract algebra, including groups, rings and fields. The course "Introduction to Discrete Mathematics" will introduce basic mathematical topics, such as the concept of sets, logic, proofs and their applications in various areas including graph theory and game theory. These two courses are expected to attract 80 secondary school students to enrol. Upon completion of the courses and fulfilling the requirements as specified, students are eligible to apply for 1 credit exemption when they study at CUHK. Continuing its support to Hong Kong True Light College, the Mathematics Department will invite the school to recommend three high school students to participate in the course.

    Speakers: Dr. Charles Chu Che Li (Towards Modern Algebra), Dr. Ming Ho Ng (Introduction to Discrete Mathematics

  5. Lecture Series on Foundations of Mathematics
    The lecture series will consist of three lectures. It aims to attract secondary school students with a strong interest in mathematics and introduce them to mathematical concepts such as set theory, logic, mathematical proofs, relations, and functions in a rigorous way. Students will understand how to construct mathematical objects in terms such as sets and elements. This series of lectures is expected to attract 50 students, and participating students will be awarded certificates if they complete the coursework and reach a satisfactory level.

    Speakers and Date: To be confirmed

  6. Elite Student Mentorship Programme
    The Department of Mathematics will nominate outstanding students in different activities (including EPYMT) to participate in this mentorship programme. This programme will be conducted in a group format, with a supervisor leading several students to explore a specific topic. Participating students will be required to read books or journal papers recommended by their supervisor, report their study progress regularly, and submit a written report upon completion of their studies.

    Supervisors and Date: Upon communication between the Department and participating students

    Schools interested in the above activities are welcome to contact us for more information.
    Enquiry: Ms. Claudia Sin (claudiasin@cuhk.edu.hk)