HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE 2023 HLMA ONLINE WORKSHOP SERIES: ABSTRACTION IN MODERN MATHEMATICS
Hang Lung Mathematics Awards (HLMA) has organized an online workshop titled “Abstraction in Modern Mathematics” led by Professor Ivan Ip, Associate Professor of the Department of Mathematics at HKUST, on Friday, June 16, 2023. The workshop provided insights into the application of abstraction in mathematics research and offered students more ideas on how to apply related concepts in their own research.
During the workshop, Professor Ip introduced the evolution of abstraction in mathematics and explained how simple mathematics questions can be developed into abstract concepts. He also used examples from previous HLMA reports to give students a better understanding of abstraction.
Nearly fifty secondary school teachers and students were drawn to this online workshop and actively engaged with Professor Ip. We hope that this series of workshops will equip students with the necessary skills, knowledge, and confidence to conduct their own research effectively.