Summer 2021 - EDUC 411 D100

Investigations in Mathematics for Secondary Teachers (3)

Class Number: 2383

Delivery Method: Remote

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    One of MATH 152, 155 or 158. Corequisite: EDUC 415 or appropriate math background and permission of instructor.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Students examine secondary mathematics from an advanced standpoint, focusing on problem solving, investigating connections among various topics and representations, and situating secondary mathematics in a broader context, both mathematical and historical. Grading will be on a pass/withdrawal basis. Quantitative.

COURSE DETAILS:

The course will use a blend of synchronous and asynchronous instruction. We will spend on zoom about half of the designated time of each session. The rest of the time the students will work on the assigned tasks individually or in groups.



Students examine secondary mathematics from an advanced standpoint, focusing on problem solving, investigating connections among various topics and representations, and situating secondary mathematics in a broader context, both mathematical and historical. Grading will be on a pass/withdrawal basis.

COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

Students will enhance personal problem solving skills and preparedness for teaching for problem solving. The means towards this goal is intensive problem solving experience, followed by reflection.

Grading

NOTES:

Grading will be on a pass/withdrawal basis. To pass, a passing grade (usually “B”) is required in all assignments. Resubmission of an unsatisfactory assignment will be considered. There is no final exam for this course.

Weekly assignments will involve various investigations and problem solving activity, as well as reporting on these. Some investigations and reports will be completed in small groups.

REQUIREMENTS:

I expect full attendance and participation at the syncronious part of the class.

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

WiFi-enabled device, preferably a laptop -- NOT a phone, and a good WiFi connection

REQUIRED READING:

Readings will be provided by the instructor

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

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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 2021

Teaching at SFU in summer 2021 will be conducted primarily through remote methods, but we will continue to have in-person experiential activities for a selection of courses.  Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment 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. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

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).