Summer 2019 - EDUC 411 D100

Investigations in Mathematics for Secondary Teachers (3)

Class Number: 4144

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    EDB 7506, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    One of MATH 152, 155 or 158. Corequisite: EDUC 415 or appropriate math background and permission of instructor.



Students examine secondary mathematics from an advanced standpoint, focusing on problem solving, investigating connections among various topics and representations, and situating secondary mathematics in a broader context, both mathematical and historical. Grading will be on a pass/withdrawal basis. Quantitative.


The goal of the course is to examine secondary mathematics from an advanced standpoint, to broaden the understanding of key topics by drawing connections among various topics and representations and by situating them in a broader context, both mathematical and historical. The means towards this goal is intensive problem solving experience, followed by reflection.

The course will involve lecture, seminar and workshop format, without explicit distinction between the different formats. The following is a list of topics to be addressed. The list is not sequential, as the connections among various topics are of interest in this course.

  • Numbers and Number Systems
  • Functions
  • Geometry
  • Conic Sections
  • Probability and Statistics


  • Attendance and Active Participation
  • Assignments


The course is graded pass/withdrawal. Students must get a passing grade (usually, B) on each assignment in order to pass the course.



There is no textbook for this course. Materials will be provided by the instructor.

Registrar Notes:

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