Petrosains Science Festival 2016 - The Utility Value of Mathematics Education at the Schools Level


The purpose of learning mathematics has traditionally been ingrained in its economic value particularly for the field of science, technology and commerce. Many studies and common wisdom will indicate that there is a correlation between success in mathematics and the future employability and remuneration.

Recently, there has been a worrying trend, mathematical knowledge is given priority over mathematical thinking, mathematical pedagogy and numerical literacy. This trend will produce students who have mastered the art of test taking but might fail to appreciate and benefit for an authentic mathematics education.

Audience: Youths and adults

You can book your seats now at no cost. However, you're advised to purchase your daily admission (RM5) and workshop (RM10) tickets at least one (1) week before the event. Entry is only allowed from the date/time on tickets purchased. For more info, visit:http://www.petrosains.com.my/psf2016-workshops/


An academic for more than 15 years, Dr. Logendra Ponniah is the Acting Dean for Taylor’s School of Education. The notion of how people learn and solve problems fascinates him. He has spent substantial time researching on issues concerning learner-centred teaching, problem solving and mathematics education. Born a dyslexic, Dr. Logen has an innate appreciation for multiple-intelligences and an agenda to promote an inclusive paradigm in education.

Over the years, he has contributed to the nation’s educational circle by sharing his ideas at various venues, such as the Future Campus, National Conference of Higher Education and Asia Pacific Education Research Association’s (APERA) conferences. He has also worked with the Malaysia Qualification Agency (MQA) and contributed toward the Guidelines to Good Practices: Curriculum Design and Delivery. A certified trainer from the Malaysia Institute Management, Dr. Logen has engaged participants for schools, universities and professional bodies.

About Taylor's University:

Taylor's University is a member of the Taylor's Education Group, which also comprises of Taylor's College, Taylor’s International School, Garden International School, Australian International School Malaysia, Nexus International School, Putrajaya and Nexus International School Singapore. Since its inception in 1969, Taylor's has become one of Malaysia's most successful and reputable private higher education institutions.

Taylor's has continuously provided excellent services for its students in terms of diverse study options, relevant curriculum and teaching methods, ongoing partnerships with leading universities worldwide, strong industry linkages, up-to-date facilities and well-equipped campuses.

About PETROSAINS Science Festival:

The Petrosains Science Festival is Petrosains’ initiative to provide a unified platform for communities in the fields of science and technology, such as the industry players and science academia, to come together for the common purpose of engaging and inspiring the Malaysian public, especially the younger generation, to the wonders of science and technology. The festival is similar to other such events held in major cities such as Edinburgh, Manchester, New York and Singapore, and is another step taken by Petrosains to play our role as a leading science centre and important supporting component to the country’s educational landscape. Through this Festival, we hope to further contribute to the popularizing of science to the public that combines the engaging and interactive Petrosains approach with the day-to-day relevance that industry and academia partners will bring.

Event Timeline
Wed Sep 14, 2016
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM MYT
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Workshop 4, PETROSAINS, The Discovery Center, Level 4, Suria KLCC
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Venue Address
Petrosains, PETRONAS Twin Towers, Level 4, Suria KLCC, 50088 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Malaysia