The Mathematics Student Activity Book (SAB) is written for children to enhance their knowledge and understanding of Primary Two Mathematics based on the National Standard-based Primary curriculum focusing on STEM Education.
The SAB features STEM-related activities that are fun, interesting yet thought-provoking for creative learning.
It follows closely the Learning Standards and Performance Standards of the National Primary School Standard-based Curriculum or DSKP Matematik. It covers all Performance Levels in the DSKP and can be useful for Primary School mathematic teachers too as an assessment guide. In fact, teachers can use the activities as supportive activities for classroom learning to complement their classroom teaching.
SAB is not only for children to use at home but can also be a good handy reference for both teachers and also parents. The section on Teaching Tips offers useful suggestions to teachers and parents on how to guide children in the teaching and learning of Mathematics with STEM Integration. It offers suggestions on how to encourage children to think creatively as they practise their mathematical skills in doing the STEM-based activities in the book.
It is hoped that this book will be useful to complement efforts in implementing STEM Education and to instill the love of Mathematics and promote mathematical thinking among our young children as we prepare them for the 21st century
Dr. Cheah Ui Hock holds a doctorate in Mathematics Education. He was formerly Deputy Director at SEAMEO RECSAM and lecturer at the Institut Pendidikan Kampus Pulau Pinang. He was team writer for two modules published by the Bahagian Pendidikan Guru: MTDP (Malaysian Trainers Development Programme) Trainers’ Modules for Science and Mathematics and Modul Pengarajan Pembelajaran Matematik, Siri 1, 2 dan 3. His international publications include two publications by Springer International, Third International Handbook of Mathematics Education (Chapter co-author) and International Perspectives on the Teaching and Learning of Geometry in Secondary Schools (Chapter author and editor).
Dr. Teoh Sian Hoon is currently the Head of Department (Science, Mathematics, Physical & Health Education) at the Faculty of Education, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Puncak Alam. She has been teaching at UiTM for mathematics and educational courses. She has received several awards for teaching and learning.
Dr. Poon Cheng Yong is currently a lecturer at Institut Pendidikan Guru Kampus Batu Lintang, Kuching. She has been teaching mathematics and educational courses. Her expertise is in math remediation and educational psychology.