Summer 2021 - EDUC 475 D600

Designs for Learning: Elementary Mathematics (4)

Class Number: 3964

Delivery Method: Remote

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 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.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

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.

COURSE DETAILS:

This course will be offered remotely and synchronously.  Students are expected to be online and available during scheduled class time.

COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

The goal of this course is to provide professional development students with insight into the nature, role and development of mathematical thinking, its relevance and importance, and various aspects of teaching and learning the subject. A major focus of this course will be on what it is to think mathematically and to enable teaching mathematics on that basis.

Grading

  • Lesson Plans 40%
  • Journal of Individual Reflections 40%
  • Two Group Presentations 20%

NOTES:

There will be no exams in this course, although there may be occasional pop quizzes.

REQUIREMENTS:

Regular and punctual attendance and active participation in class is expected and mandatory for obtaining credit for this course.

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

Graph paper, pencil, eraser, straight-edge (ruler) and compass.

REQUIRED READING:

British Columbia Ministry of Education. New Mathematics Curriculum (K-9). Mathematics K-9 available on-line at: https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca/curriculum/mathematics

RECOMMENDED READING:

Van de Walle, J., Folk, S., Karp, K. S., & Bay-Williams, J. M. (2011). "Elementary and Middle School Mathematics: Teaching Developmentally." Any Edition.

Optional, not required.

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).