Summer 2021 - EDUC 475 D200
Designs for Learning: Elementary Mathematics (4)
Class Number: 2412
Delivery Method: Remote
Course Times + Location:
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
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 be a combination of synchronous and asynchronous instruction. Students are expected to be online and available during scheduled class time. All synchronous activities will be conducted via Zoom, and asynchronous activities will be on Canvas.
This course is designed for prospective and practicing elementary school teachers who wish to engage with and explore the fundamentals of the learning and teaching of mathematics.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
Upon completion of the course, it is hoped that students will become familiar with the realities of mathematical learning and teaching by reflecting on their own learning experiences. Student will also feel more at ease with the subject of mathematics, be able to deal confidently with the prescribed mathematics curriculum, and gain a practical sense of how it unfolds in the classroom.
- Reflective Journal 40%
- Curriculum Exploration 15%
- Collaborative Problem Solving 15%
- Exploration of Digital Resources 30%
There is no midterm or final exam for this course. Grading breakdown is subject to change. More information will be provided in the first lesson.
Regular and punctual attendance and active participation in class activities (including group work and whole class discussion) is expected and mandatory.
MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:
Computer with camera, microphone, and stable WIFI connection.
Van de Walle, Karp, K., Bay-Williams, J., & McGarvey, L. (2017) Elementary and Middle School Mathematics: Teaching Developmentally, Fifth Canadian Edition. Pearson Education Canada.
Digital version available for rent at: https://www.vitalsource.com/enca/ products/elementary-andmiddle- school-mathematics-john-a-van-de-wallev9780134672564
British Columbia Ministry of Education. New Mathematics Curriculum (K-9). Mathematics K-9 available on-line at: https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca/curriculum/mathematics
ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS
SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating. Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org or 778-782-3112).