Summer 2020 - EDUC 845 G001
Learning Mathematics with Computers (5)
Class Number: 1131
Delivery Method: In Person
Experience in incorporating computers in mathematical problem solving, adaptation of materials for use in mathematics classroom.
COURSE FORMAT: This course will be taught online due to the current regulations in place at SFU due to the CoVid virus pandemic. The class will still take place on Tuesdays from 4:30 pm to 9:20pm online. It is imperative that you are able to log in to Zoom for our sessions and reserve the full 5 hours. Participation during the scheduled time is mandatory for this course.
COURSE RATIONALE This is a required course for the masters in secondary mathematics education program. As digital technologies become more widely used in educational practices, the study and examination of these new tools is an extremely important facet of teachers’ professional development.
COURSE DESCRIPTION Students will have many experiences in using digital technologies to practice with and address a variety of mathematical topics across the curriculum. They will reflect on how to best integrate these technologies within their own teaching, with particularly attention to how they change current practices (such as assessment), as well as look at current assumptions about particular mathematical concepts (and how they might change with different technologies).
- Introduction to a reading 25%
- Technology/task critique 25%
- Try something in your classroom 25%
- Weekly assignments 25%
Face-to-face meetings that will involve a mix of lecture, discussion and computer-based explorations.
Mindstorms: Children, Computers and Powerful Ideas – Seymour Papert. ISBN: 0465046746
Other readings will be distributed in class.
Graduate Studies Notes:
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TEACHING AT SFU IN SUMMER 2020Please 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org 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.