Summer 2020 - EDUC 475 D200

Designs for Learning: Elementary Mathematics (4)

Class Number: 1421

Delivery Method: Distance Education

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    EDUC 401/402 or corequisite EDUC 403. Students must successfully complete an SFU criminal records check.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Focuses on teaching elementary school mathematics. Students explore mathematical learning, their own mathematical thinking, and curriculum; and plan mathematical instruction within a consistent framework using appropriate instructional materials and methods. Quantitative.

COURSE DETAILS:

This course will be delivered remotely through weekly 1-hour virtual meetings between 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM (TBA) using software available within Canvas.



This course is designed for prospective and practicing elementary school teachers to engage with and explore the fundamentals of both teaching and learning in relation to mathematics.

Through engagement with selected readings, online discussion (through Canvas posts and some videoconferencing), students will explore and develop their own beliefs and values about teaching mathematics.

COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

Upon completion of the course, it is hoped that participants will feel more at ease with the subject of mathematics, will be able to utilize the prescribed BC mathematics curriculum with confidence, and gain a practical sense of how it unfolds in the classroom.

Grading

  • Online Discussion Posts 25%
  • Reflective Portfolio 30%
  • Written Paper 15%
  • Game Presentations & Write Ups 15%
  • Exploring Web Resources 15%

NOTES:

There is no final exam for this course.

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Van de Walle, J., Karp, K., Bay-Williams, J., & McGarvey, L. (2017). Elementary & middle school mathematics: Fifth Canadian edition. Scarborough, ON: Pearson Education Canada.

Digital version available for rent at: https://www.vitalsource.com/enca/ products/elementary-and-middle-school-mathematics-john-a-van-de-wallev9780134616391

Note: Previous editions of this text are acceptable.
ISBN: 9780134095912

Any additional readings will be provided by the instructor.

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

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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. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

TEACHING AT SFU IN SUMMER 2020

Please note that all teaching at SFU in summer term 2020 will be conducted through remote methods. Enrollment in this course acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as soon as possible to ensure that they are eligible and that approved accommodations and services are implemented in a timely fashion.