- Mathematics Enhancement for Teachers

Lecturer

E-mail

jwong@math.cuhk.edu.hk

Office

Lady Shaw Bldg 208

Phone extension

3943 - 7987

Lecturer's office hours

Please email me to arrange an appointment.

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

Texts

Reading List: This will be updated during the academic year.

- Rick Billstein, Shlomo Libeskind, Johnny Lott. A Problem Solving Approach to Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers. Pearson, 12th edition (2014).
- Judith A. Beecher, Judith A. Penna, Marvin L. Bittinger. Algebra and Trigonometry. Pearson, 4th edition (2014).
- Franklin Demana, Bert Waits, Gregory Foley, Daniel Kennedy, Dave Bock. Precalculus: Graphical, Numerical, Algebraic. Pearson, 10th edition (2018).
- Michael Sullivan. Precalculus. Pearson, 11th edition (2019).

This is available at the CUHK library.

The text/reference should not be treated as a substitute for the lectures. The lectures may present the material covered in the text in a different manner, or deviate from it entirely. You should take your own notes in class.

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. For information on categories of offenses and types of penalties, students should consult the following link: .

Your final letter-grade will be determined by the criterion-referenced assessment viz. your final score (out of 100 points). The total score for your course grades is distributed as follows:

Homework

10%

Class Participation

10%

(There are thirteen in-class activities; we will take the best ten in-class activity scores out of the thirteen).

Mid-term Exam

30%

October 17, 7:45 PM - 9:00 PM

Final Exam

50%

December 5, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Sunday | Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday | Saturday |
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3 | 4 | 5 - Lecture 1 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 |

10 | 11 | 12 - Lecture 2 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 |

17 | 18 | 19 - Lecture 3 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 |

24 | 25 | 26 - Lecture 4 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 |

Sunday | Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday | Saturday |
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1 | 2 | 3 - Lecture 5 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 |

8 | 9 | 10 - Lecture 6 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 |

15 | 16 | 17 - Lecture 7 - Midterm Exam | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 |

22 | 23 | 24 - Lecture 8 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 |

29 | 30 | 31 - Lecture 9 |

Sunday | Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday | Saturday |
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5 | 6 | 7 - Lecture 10 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 |

12 | 13 | 14 - Lecture 11 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 |

19 | 20 | 21 - Lecture 12 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 |

26 | 27 | 28 - Lecture 13 | 29 | 30 |

Sunday | Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday | Saturday |
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3 | 4 | 5 - Final Exam | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 |

10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 |

17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 |

24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 |

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There will be three graded homework assignments.

Please note that you MUST do the whole homework entirely by yourself. In case of difficulty, you may consult the instructor and the tutors during their office hours. Any answers that show evidence of having been done with others will receive a score of zero; stronger action may also be taken (visit ). Don’t copy the work of others! Be neat, concise and well-organized.

Late homework answers will NOT be graded, and will receive a score of zero.

Submit your homework using Gradescope in Blackboard.

Please click the links below to download the homework.

Once you have enrolled your course, we will send you a username and password to access your online learning resources.

Please click the link below to download the lecture notes.

Jeff Chak-Fu WONG,
Department of Mathematics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong.