Summer 2021 - EDUC 475 D100
Designs for Learning: Elementary Mathematics (4)
Class Number: 2404
Delivery Method: Remote
Course Times + Location:
Tu, Th 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
1 778 782-3662
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.
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.
The course 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.
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 mathematics curriculum, and gain a practical sense of how it unfolds in the classroom.
- Investigations task 1 10%
- Investigations task 2 15%
- Literature based task 1 10%
- Literature based task 2 15%
- Implementation task 1 10%
- Implementation task 2 15%
- Mathematical knowledge in teaching -- analysis 15%
- Interview a student or a colleague 10%
Grading breakdown is subject to change. There is no final exam for this course.
I expect full attendance and participation in the syncronious part of the class.
Van de Walle, J., Karp, K., Bay-Williams, J., & McGarvey, L. (2018). Elementary & middle school mathematics: Fifth Canadian edition. Scarborough, ON: Pearson Education Canada.
Digital version available for rent at: https://www.vitalsource.com/en-ca/products/elementary-andmiddle- school-mathematics-john-a-van-de-walle-v9780134672564
Digital version available for purchase at: https://www.amazon.ca/Elementary-Middle- School- Mathematics-Developmentally/dp/013409591X
Note: Previous editions of this text are acceptable.
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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 (firstname.lastname@example.org or 778-782-3112).