Summer 2023 - EDUC 475 D300
Designs for Learning: Elementary Mathematics (4)
Class Number: 4420
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
EDB 7608, 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 is designed for prospective and practicing elementary school teachers who wish to engage with and explore the fundamentals of the learning and teaching of mathematics.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
Upon completion of the course, students will become familiar with the realities of mathematics learning and teaching by reflecting on their own learning experiences. They will also feel more at ease with the subject of mathematics and be able to deal confidently with the prescribed mathematics curriculum through gaining a practical sense of how it unfolds in the classroom.
- Reflections 30%
- Collaborative Problem-Solving Play 20%
- Curriculum & Resource Explorations & Discussions 25%
- Lesson Planning for Teaching 25%
There is no midterm or final exam for this course. Grading breakdown is tentative and subject to change. More information will be provided in the first lesson.
Regular and punctual attendance and active participation in class activities (including group work and whole class discussion) is expected and mandatory.
Van de Walle, Karp, K., Bay-Williams, J., & McGarvey, L. (2021) Elementary and Middle School Mathematics: Teaching Developmentally, Sixth Canadian Edition. Pearson Canada
*Note: Previous (Canadian) editions of this text are acceptable.
British Columbia Ministry of Education. New Mathematics Curriculum (K-12). Mathematics K-12 available on-line at: https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca/curriculum/mathematics
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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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
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.