Summer 2019 - EDUC 845 G001

Learning Mathematics with Computers (5)

Class Number: 1501

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 4:30 PM – 9:20 PM
    SWH 10075, Burnaby



Experience in incorporating computers in mathematical problem solving, adaptation of materials for use in mathematics classroom.


This is a required course for the Masters in Secondary Mathematics Education programme. As digital technologies become more widely used in educational practices, the study and examination of these new tools is an extremely important facet of teachers’ professional development.

Students will have many experiences in using digital technologies to practice with and address a variety of mathematical topics across the curriculum. They will reflect on how to best integrate these technologies within their own teaching, with particularly attention to how they change current practices (such as assessment), as well as look at current assumptions about particular mathematical concepts (and how they might change with different technologies).


  • Introduction to a reading 25%
  • Technology/task critique 25%
  • Try something in your classroom 25%
  • Weekly assignments 25%



1. Mindstorms: Children, Computers and Powerful Ideas – Seymour Papert. ISBN: 0465046746 

2. All students must purchase a student license for The Geometer’s Sketchpad, Version 5. For year-long licence go to:

Graduate Studies Notes:

Important dates and deadlines for graduate students are found here: The deadline to drop a course with a 100% refund is the end of week 2. The deadline to drop with no notation on your transcript is the end of week 3.

Registrar Notes:

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Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University.