Saturday 26 November 2022. 11:15am - 11:45am

Qiaoping Zhanga, Wing Nam Chaub, Jing Guoa

Incorporating STEM learning activities in the school mathematics curriculum

Contact Author: Qiaoping Zhang (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

aDepartment of Mathematics and Information Technology, The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

bSt. Paul’s Primary Catholic School, Hong Kong, China


Mathematics is one of the critical elements of STEM education. However, the importance of mathematics has not been fully emphasized in the practice of STEM education (Martín‐Páez et al., 2019). Promoting STEM education in mathematics education is one of the focal points of the Hong Kong school curriculum (CDC, 2017). In this study, we introduced an innovative STEM learning activity in the classroom based on the topic of 3D shapes in the primary mathematics curriculum. The aim was to provide an example of a school-based mathematics curriculum integrated with STEM education and offer teachers the design and development of STEM pedagogy.