Summer 2020 - EDUC 475 F100

Designs for Learning: Elementary Mathematics (4)

Class Number: 1436

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo, We 5:30 PM – 9:20 PM

  • Prerequisites:

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



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.


Note: For Summer 2020, EDUC 415 F100 (Designs for Learning: Secondary Mathematics) is a combined section class with EDUC 475 F100 (Designs for Learning: Elementary Mathematics).

The course will meet synchronously in two groups during the scheduled class time. The first group will run from 5:30 - 7:00 PM and the second from 7:30 - 9:00 PM. You will be placed in one of the groups.

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. This course is taught in French.

Through engagement in selected readings and online discussion (through Canvas posts and some video conferencing), students will be given the opportunity to explore their own beliefs and values about teaching mathematics. This course will be taught in a combination of synchronous and asynchronous discussion and activities.


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.


  • Analyses des lectures 25%
  • Exploration des maths et la technologie 20%
  • Activité d’évaluation 20%
  • Journal de résolution des problèmes 25%
  • Journal de réflexion 10%


Il n’y a pas d’examen finale.



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:

Digital version available for purchase at: School-Mathematics-Developmentally/dp/013409591X

Note: The textbook is in English as no French translation is available at this time. Previous Canadian editions of the text are acceptable.
ISBN: 9780134095912

Any additional readings will be provided by the instructor.

Registrar Notes:


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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 ( 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.