Summer 2021 - EDUC 475 F100

Designs for Learning: Elementary Mathematics (4)

Class Number: 2426

Delivery Method: Remote


  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo, We 5:30 PM – 9:20 PM

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

This course will be delivered in French.

Ce cours offre une occasion d’explorer l’enseignement des mathématiques au niveau élémentaire. À travers des lectures, des activités de classe et des discussions, les étudiants pourront examiner leurs propres croyances et valeurs autour de l’enseignement, l’apprentissage et l’évaluation des mathématiques. Cours synchrones le lundi et mercredi soir.


Après avoir complété ce cours, les étudiants se sentiront plus à l’aise avec le sujet des mathématiques, connaîtront bien le programme d’études de la Colombie-Britannique et auront des stratégies pratiques à utiliser en salle de classe.


  • Analyses des lectures 25%
  • Exploration des maths et la technologie 20%
  • Activité d’évaluation 20%
  • Journal de résolution des problèmes 25%
  • Réflexions écrites 10%


Il est essentiel que les étudiants soient présents et prêts à participer dans tous les cours, lisent le manuel scolaire et participent activement aux diverses activités et discussions.

Il est possible que ces tâches soient modifiées. La liste des travaux à remettre sera présentée en détail lors de la première session de cours.

Il n'y a pas d'examen final.



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:
ISBN: 9780134095912

Notes: The textbook is in English as no French translation is available at this time. Previous Canadian editions of the text are acceptable.

Past students have expressed that this book is worth purchasing as it is a valuable resource for future teaching.

Registrar Notes:


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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 ( or 778-782-3112).