Faculty obtl sharing session tue 29 apr 2008
This presentation is the property of its rightful owner.
Sponsored Links
1 / 28

Faculty OBTL Sharing Session Tue 29 Apr 2008 PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 73 Views
  • Uploaded on
  • Presentation posted in: General

Faculty OBTL Sharing Session Tue 29 Apr 2008. Department of Mathematics OBTL coordinators: K.M.Liu & C.O.Lo. MA2176 Basic Calculus and Linear Algebra. Course coordinator: K.M.Liu Lecturers: K.M.Liu, C.W.Woo, P.K.Sun, C.O.Lo, K.C.Chim, C.M.Ma. Contents. Introduction Challenges & Solutions

Download Presentation

Faculty OBTL Sharing Session Tue 29 Apr 2008

An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Presentation Transcript


Faculty obtl sharing session tue 29 apr 2008

Faculty OBTL Sharing SessionTue 29 Apr 2008

Department of Mathematics

OBTL coordinators: K.M.Liu & C.O.Lo


Faculty obtl sharing session tue 29 apr 2008

MA2176Basic Calculus and Linear Algebra

Course coordinator: K.M.Liu

Lecturers: K.M.Liu, C.W.Woo, P.K.Sun, C.O.Lo, K.C.Chim, C.M.Ma


Contents

Contents

  • Introduction

  • Challenges & Solutions

  • Conclusions

    D. Comments by OBTL Consultant


Faculty obtl sharing session tue 29 apr 2008

  • Introduction


Faculty obtl sharing session tue 29 apr 2008

  • A foundation MA course for first year FSE students

  • A prerequisite for higher level MA servicing courses

  • Offered in both Sem A & B

  • Other info (as in Sem A 07/08)


Faculty obtl sharing session tue 29 apr 2008

  • Challenges & Solutions


2001 2007 number of hkale candidates in mathematics subjects

2001 – 2007 Number of HKALE Candidates in Mathematics subjects

* A student may take either Maths & Stat or Pure Maths, but NOT both


Faculty obtl sharing session tue 29 apr 2008

  • Only 40% of candidates took a maths subject in HKALE!

  • % of candidates with a HKALE maths subject decreases

  • A pass in a HKALE maths subject is NOT an admission requirement of some FSE programmes


Faculty obtl sharing session tue 29 apr 2008

  • How to enhance teaching effectiveness of large classes?

    Assign students with similar mathematical background to the same lecture session


Faculty obtl sharing session tue 29 apr 2008

i) With HKAL Pure Maths/Applied Maths (Grade E or above)

  • OR

  • i) Mainland students without *MA1002 & *MA1004

Class A

(for students with greatest background)

*MA1002 & MA1004 are two foundation courses for foundation year students


Faculty obtl sharing session tue 29 apr 2008

  • )With HKCE Additional Maths/HKAS Maths & Stat (Grade D or above)

  • OR

  • i)Associate degree

  • OR

    • ii)Higher certificate/diploma

  • Classes B & C

    (for students with moderate background)


    Faculty obtl sharing session tue 29 apr 2008

    • )With HKCE Maths only

    • OR

    • i)With HKCE Additional Maths/HKAS Maths & Stat (Grade E)

    Classes D & E

    (for students with least background)


    Faculty obtl sharing session tue 29 apr 2008

    • How to develop mathematical skills of students?

    • Classes B - E, P & Q benefit from additional class tuition


    Faculty obtl sharing session tue 29 apr 2008

    • Regular assignments for practice & tutorial discussion

    • A reading project extends knowledge discussed in lectures

    • Weekly extra tutorial for students wishing to strengthen mathematical background


    Supporting materials

    Supporting Materials

    • A ‘tailor-made’ textbookin 2007

      Publisher: Pearson (Custom Publishing)

      Selling Price: $229

      Discounted Price (15% off): $194.7


    Faculty obtl sharing session tue 29 apr 2008

    • More than 100 discipline-oriented applications are posted on MA2176 Blackboard


    Faculty obtl sharing session tue 29 apr 2008

    Building & Construction


    Faculty obtl sharing session tue 29 apr 2008

    Electronic Engineering


    Supporting service

    Supporting Service

    • Pre-calculus course

      • To bridge gap between high school & university maths

    • Math Help Centre

      • To provide face-to-face consultation of study problems in MA courses

      • A booking system is implemented to facilitate service arrangement


    Faculty obtl sharing session tue 29 apr 2008

    • How to design assessment activities?

    • Assignments

      • To provide substantial practice in new concepts & techniques

      • Selected problems are discussed in tutorials

    • Reading Project (5%)

      • To extend materials covered in classes

      • To develop skills of self-learning & independent inquiry


    Faculty obtl sharing session tue 29 apr 2008

    • Biweekly quizzes (25%)

      • To monitor students’ progress throughout semester

      • To assist lecturers/tutors in providing feedback to classes

      • A regularly updated master excel file displays class scores & reflects class performance

      • Average of each quiz 50 – 80 is desired


    Faculty obtl sharing session tue 29 apr 2008

    • End-of-semester examination (70%)


    Faculty obtl sharing session tue 29 apr 2008

    C. Conclusions


    Faculty obtl sharing session tue 29 apr 2008

    • Classification of students with similar maths background enhances teaching & learning effectiveness

    • Integration of web materials engages students in learning

    • Regular assessment allows lecturers to monitor learning progress of classes

    • Learning objectives & teaching expectations are more explicit within OBTL context


    Faculty obtl sharing session tue 29 apr 2008

    D. Comments by OBTL Consultant


    Faculty obtl sharing session tue 29 apr 2008

    • An OBTL consultant was invited to visit MA in Nov 07

      Dr David Easdown

      School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Sydney


    Faculty obtl sharing session tue 29 apr 2008

    • Some comments by Dr Easdown

      • ‘the standards (of teaching & learning) arevery high relative to comparable courses that I am familiar with in Australia’

      • ‘the alignment between course aims & objectives, teaching & learning activities & assessments appears to be very good to excellent’

      • ‘the excellent case studies & reading project for MA2176, …, deserve to be mentioned & their role amplified, especially in the context of other disciplines & programs in which the mathematics is used ’


    Thank you

    Thank you!!


  • Login