Summer 2021 - EDUC 475 E200
Designs for Learning: Elementary Mathematics (4)
Class Number: 2417
Delivery Method: Remote
Course Times + Location:
Mo 5:30 PM – 9:20 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.
This course will be delivered remotely and synchronously. All lectures and synchronous group activities will be conducted using ZOOM, and all assignments and asynchronous collaborations will use CANVAS. Weekly Zoom meetings will be approximately 1.5-2 hours long between 5:30 PM – 9:20 PM (TBA).
This course is designed for prospective and practicing elementary school teachers to engage with and explore the fundamentals of both teaching and learning in relation to mathematics.
Through engagement with selected readings, group work and discussion (through Canvas posts and videoconferencing), students will explore and develop their own beliefs and values about teaching mathematics.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
Upon completion of the course, it is hoped that participants will feel more at ease with the subject of mathematics, will be able to utilize the prescribed BC mathematics curriculum with confidence, and gain a practical sense of how it unfolds in the classroom.
- Online Discussion Posts 25%
- Reflective Problem Diary 10%
- Curriculum Paper 15%
- Exploring Math Tasks 25%
- Planning for Teaching 25%
There is no final exam for this course.
Participation in Zoom meetings is mandatory.
MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:
Computer with camera, microphone, and stable WIFI connection.
Van de Walle, J., Karp, K., Bay-Williams, J., & McGarvey, L. (2017). 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-and-middle-school-mathematics-john-a-van-de-walle-v9780134616391
British Columbia Ministry of Education. New Mathematics Curriculum (K-9). Mathematics K-9 available on-line at: https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca/curriculum/mathematics
Any additional readings will be provided by the instructor.
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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).