Summer 2020 - EDUC 475 E100

Designs for Learning: Elementary Mathematics (4)

Class Number: 1425

Delivery Method: Distance Education

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Th 5:30 PM – 9:20 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.  New modules will become available every Thursday between 5:30pm and 9:20pm, the times this class would have met.  There is no expectation for students to virtually be present during this time slot.



This course is designed for prospective and practicing elementary school teachers who wish to explore the fundamentals of teaching and learning as it applies to mathematics. Through engagement in selected readings, online discussion through Canvas posts, and individual and group activities, students will be given the opportunity to explore their own beliefs and values about teaching mathematics. This course will be delivered entirely through Canvas platform.

COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

On completion of the course, the participants will feel more at ease with the subject of mathematics, will be able to deal confidently with the prescribed British Columbia mathematics curriculum, and gain a practical sense of how it unfolds in the classroom.

Grading

  • Weekly Discussion Posts 20%
  • Weekly Activities 30%
  • Curriculum Analysis Paper 20%
  • Math Play Script 30%

NOTES:

New modules will become available every Thursday between 5:30pm and 9:20pm, the times this class would have met.  There is no expectation for students to virtually be present during this time slot.

REQUIREMENTS:

Mindful engagement in online discussions, and individual and group activities is expected. The success of this class is dependent upon the preparation and participation of everyone in our learning community.

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/en-ca/products/elementary-and-middle-school-mathematics-john-a-van-de-walle-v9780134672564

Digital version available for purchase at: https://www.amazon.ca/Elementary-Middle- School-Mathematics-Developmentally/dp/013409591X

*Previous Canadian editions of the text are acceptable.
ISBN: 9780134095912

Any additional readings will be provided by the instructor.

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

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.