Summer 2020 - EDUC 475 E200

Designs for Learning: Elementary Mathematics (4)

Class Number: 1426

Delivery Method: Distance Education

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 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.  Students are expected to be online and available during scheduled class time.



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. Each class will have both a pedagogical and a mathematical focus.

Through engagement in selected readings, classroom discussion, and collaborative inquiry, students will be given the opportunity to explore their own beliefs and values about teaching mathematics.

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

  • Activity Presentation 20%
  • Curriculum Analysis Assignment 25%
  • Reflective Journal Assignment 25%
  • Math Play I - Diagnosis and Remediation 5%
  • Math Play II - Diagnosis and Remediation 25%

NOTES:

There is no final exam for this course.

REQUIREMENTS:

Participation is mandatory for this course. This will take three forms – attendance, group work, and involvement in class discussion. If class is missed for either a foreseeable or unforeseeable reason, please see me and a makeup assignment will be arranged. A large part of every lesson will involve small group work and whole class discussion. Your involvement in both of these is expected. Learning happens through dialogues, not monologues.

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.

A Kindle Edition is available for this text.

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

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.