Course code
MMAT5620
Title
Mathematics Enhancement for Teachers
Lecturer
Dr. Liu Chun Lung (Kelvin)
Office Rm 202A, LSB
Office number 3943 7969
Email clliu@math.cuhk.edu.hk
Teaching assistants
Name Email
Chan Tsz Lung atlchan@math.cuhk.edu.hk
Language
English
Lectures
YIA LT2 (Yasumoto Int'l Acad Park)
18:30 - 21:15 on Tuesdays (7/9, 14/9, 28/9, 5/10, 12/10, 19/10, 26/10, 2/11, 9/11, 16/11, 23/11, 30/11, 7/12, 14/12)
Course description

This course is designed for the M.Sc. Programme in Mathematics Education. This course aims to provide a solid mathematical background for teaching profestionals.

Syllabus
  1. Logic, sets and relations
  2. Functions
  3. Trigonometry
  4. Integers
  5. Rational numbers
  6. Real numbers
  7. Complex numbers
  8. Plane geometry
  9. Counting and probability
Lecture notes and homeworks
Do not distribute without the authors' permission.
References
  1. Discrete Mathematical Structures by Bernard Kolman, Robert Busby, Sharon C. Ross
  2. Precalculus: Functions and Graphs by Earl Swokowski, Jeffery Cole
  3. From Natural Numbers to Quaternions by Kramer, Jurg, von Pippich, Anna-Maria
  4. Fundamentals of Complex Analysis with Applications to Engineering, Science, and Mathematics by Edward B. Saff, Arthur David Snider
  5. Elementary Mathematics for Teachers by Thomas H. Parker, Scott J. Baldridge
  6. Elementary Geometry for Teachers by Thomas H. Parker, Scott J. Baldridge
Assessment
Homeworks (total will be multiplied by 1.1, but ceiling at 10%) 10%
Midterm exam will be given on Oct. 26, 18:30 - 20:00 40%
Final exam will be given on Dec. 14, 18:30 - 21:15 50%
Academic honesty

The Chinese University of Hong Kong places very high importance on honesty in academic work submitted by students, and adopts a policy of zero tolerance on cheating and plagiarism. Any related offence will lead to disciplinary action including termination of studies at the University.

Although cases of cheating or plagiarism are rare at the University, everyone should make himself/herself familiar with the content of the following website:
http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/policy/academichonesty/
and thereby help avoid any practice that would not be acceptable.