Fall 2022 - EDUC 475 D100
Designs for Learning: Elementary Mathematics (4)
Class Number: 6509
Delivery Method: In Person
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.
Teaching today requires us to stretch, to teach differently than we were taught. The Mathematics curriculum in BC focusses on Big Ideas and delivers that understanding through Core and Curricular competencies. The BC curriculum is a ‘know’, ‘do’, ‘understand’ model with a far greater emphasis on the doing and understanding than ever before. Teaching mathematics in today’s world requires us to stretch and teach differently than we were taught. Students today require us to stretch and teach differently than we were taught.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
To that end students will explore these essential questions:
* Who am I as a mathematician and how will that inform my teaching?
* What are the Big Ideas and how should they be addressed?
* What are the Core and Curricular competencies and how can I ensure that they ‘drive’ my mathematical teaching?
* How do I structure, organize, and manage my math class?
* How will I know what my students know and move them forward?
* What methods, tools and manipulatives will help deepen students’ understanding?
* How will I develop appropriate assessment tasks around Big Ideas and Curricular Competencies?
- Reflective Journal Assignment 25%
- Mathematics Problem Solving Assignment 25%
- Math Presentation 25%
- Final Written Assignment 25%
Small, Marion, (2017) Making Math Meaningful to Canadian Students, K – 8. Third Edition. Nelson Education. ISBN: 978-0-17-658255-5
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