Summer 2023 - EDUC 375 D100
Struggle with Mathematics: Sources and Recovery (3)
Class Number: 4437
Delivery Method: In Person
Causes of Mathematics risk and anxiety from both a conceptual and a dispositional point of view. Exploration of different remediation strategies. Enhancement of personal mathematical skills through immersion in a problem-solving environment. The role of mathematical competence in society and job market. This course is designed for prospective secondary teachers not working in a Mathematics or Science specialization. As such, students with sufficient credit to receive a minor in Mathematics, Physics, Biology or Chemistry will not receive credit for this course. Students who have credit for or are currently enrolled in EDUC 415 or EDUC 475 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.
Causes of Mathematics risk and anxiety from both a conceptual and a dispositional point of view. Exploration of different remediation strategies. Enhancement of personal mathematical skills through immersion in a problem-solving environment. The role of mathematical competence in society and job market
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
On completion of the course, the participants will have increased awareness of the nature and impact of mathematical anxiety and will have developed strategies for recognising and addressing anxiety both within the K-12 school environment, as well as within society more broadly.
- Weekly Journal 10%
- Problem-Solving Reflections (2x10%) 20%
- Discussion Points (4x5%) 20%
- Reading Extensions (2x10%) 20%
- Final Project 30%
There is no final exam for this course
There is no required textbook for this course. Required readings (a combination of journal articles and book chapters) will be shared through Canvas and have been selected to support the aims of this course.
REQUIRED READING NOTES:
Your personalized Course Material list, including digital and physical textbooks, are available through the SFU Bookstore website by simply entering your Computing ID at: shop.sfu.ca/course-materials/my-personalized-course-materials.
ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS
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Students with a faith background who may need accommodations during the semester are encouraged to assess their needs as soon as possible and review the Multifaith religious accommodations website. The page outlines ways they begin working toward an accommodation and ensure solutions can be reached in a timely fashion.