Table of contents(12 chapters)
Mathematics education in the twenty-first century faces new challenges that necessitate updates to mathematics curricula. This chapter analyses the updates made to Hong Kong’s mathematics curriculum in 2017 by using the curricular spider web (van den Akker, 2003), which consists of 10 curriculum components, namely the rationale behind the curriculum, aims and objectives, content, learning activities, teacher role, materials and resources, grouping, location, time, and assessment. The findings of this analysis suggest that Hong Kong’s mathematics curriculum has been developed in line with the changing trends of international mathematics curricula, which are influenced by globalisation and internationalisation. Future research could compare the mathematics curriculum in Hong Kong with those in other parts of the world.