Summer 2020 - EDUC 475 D300

Designs for Learning: Elementary Mathematics (4)

Class Number: 1422

Delivery Method: Distance Education

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 8:30 AM – 12:20 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.  All lectures and synchronous group activities will be conducted using ZOOM, and all assignments and asynchronous collaborations and chats will use CANVAS. Instructions on use and procedures provided prior to first meeting.

COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

The goal of this course is to provide professional development students with insight into the nature, role and development of mathematical thinking, its relevance and importance, and various aspects of teaching and learning the subject. A major focus of this course will be on what it is to think mathematically and to enable teaching mathematics on that basis.

Grading

  • Group Lesson Plans (x8) 40%
  • Group Reports/Presentations (x2) 20%
  • On-going Course Journal Assignment 40%

REQUIREMENTS:

Regular and punctual attendance and active participation in class is expected and mandatory for obtaining credit for this course.

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

Graph paper, pencil, eraser, straight-edge (ruler) and compass

REQUIRED READING:

British Columbia Ministry of Education. New Mathematics Curriculum (K-9). Mathematics K-9 available on-line at: https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca/curriculum/mathematics

RECOMMENDED READING:

Van de Walle, J., Folk, S., Karp, K. S., & Bay-Williams, J. M. (2011). "Elementary and Middle School Mathematics: Teaching Developmentally." Any Edition.

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.