Fall 2021 - EDUC 475 D100
Designs for Learning: Elementary Mathematics (4)
Class Number: 7570
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
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: This section is reserved for AHCOTE students only.
This course is meant to be an overview of mathematical instruction for student teachers. Students will reflect on various teaching practices and make connections to curriculum and assessment through engagement in a variety of learning tasks and activities. Mathematical theories and concepts will be explored through course readings, digital resource explorations, and discussions.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
This course aims to give student teachers the opportunity to develop their understanding of:
- Routines and classroom structures which enhance student learning
- Teaching methods to foster critical thinking skills and to promote inquiry
- Assessment practices used to inform instruction
- Curricular content and competencies
- Contemporary ideas around the teaching and learning of mathematics
- Weekly Discussion Question - Participation and Written Feedback 20%
- Course Readings and assignments 30%
- Lesson Reflections 30%
- Digital Resource Explorations 20%
There is no final exam for this course.
MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:
There is a digital component to this course which will require students to have access to a computer and WiFi.
Van de Walle, John A. Elementary and Middle School Mathematics: Teaching Developmentally, 5th Canadian Ed. Pearson Education. (2017)
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TEACHING AT SFU IN FALL 2021
Teaching at SFU in fall 2021 will involve primarily in-person instruction, with approximately 70 to 80 per cent of classes in person/on campus, with safety plans in place. Whether your course will be in-person or through remote methods will be clearly identified in the schedule of classes. You will also know at enrollment whether remote course components will be “live” (synchronous) or at your own pace (asynchronous).
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