AME Institute for Primary School Teachers

Engaging Mathematics Learning Through Games

Dr Koay Phong Lee

Teaching is for learning and effective instruction involves three main phases of learning: readiness, engagement and mastery (MOE, 2013). There are many tools including manipulatives, ICT and games that teachers can use to provide positive learning experiences in these learning phases. In this workshop, participants will first examine the purposes of using games in mathematics instruction and share their past experiences of using games in their classrooms. Next, they will play and examine some games available for primary mathematics, including board games, card games and on-line games before they attempt to adapt or design their own games for some topics in the primary mathematics syllabus. Lastly, participants will decide on how to evaluate games and how the games can be used to promote learning.

Bio: Dr Koay Phong Lee is a Senior lecturer in the Mathematics and Mathematics Education Academic Group at the National Institute of Education. Currently, she teaches primary mathematics education courses to pre-service teachers as well as conducts professional development courses in mathematics. Since 2000, she has been one of the authors for Shaping Maths, one of the primary mathematics textbook series used in Singapore

Day 1: 13 March 2018 (Tuesday) : 9am – 4.00pm
Day 2: 14 March 2018 (Wednesday) : 9am – 12.00pm (Total: 9 hours)

National Institute of Education (Singapore)

30 participants


non-AME member $170 Early bird rate: $150
AME member $150 Early bird rate: $130

Early Bird Registration: 15 to 31 January 2018
Normal Registration: From 1 February 2018