Teachers Forum: Nurturing Mathematics Talents in Young Generations

The HLMA Research Club was delighted to host its first-ever Teachers Forum on Saturday, August 20, 2022 at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST).

This event was tailor-designed for secondary school mathematics teachers who have interest in guiding students through the HLMA journey and, to a broader context, grooming students to embark on mathematics research way ahead of their peers. More than 50 math teachers from 35 schools registered for this event, including those who have participated before and those who are new to HLMA. During the event, the winning teachers of 2021 HLMA shared their experiences over the years, how to learn from defeat and come back stronger, and how to strive for better results year after year.

The main message from the speakers was clear: mathematics is not arithmetic. On the HLMA research journey, there’s no script. You have to figure things out as you go along. The goal of teachers is to guide and inspire their students to step out and see the bigger picture for themselves. Teachers can also treasure the opportunity to learn with their students and discover a world of advanced mathematical concepts and ideas through research.