Summer 2023 - EDUC 475 E500
Designs for Learning: Elementary Mathematics (4)
Class Number: 4658
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Th 5:30 PM – 9:20 PM
SRYC 3270, Surrey
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 explore the fundamentals of teaching and learning as it applies to mathematics. Each class will have both a pedagogical and a mathematical focus. Through engagement in selected readings, classroom discussion, and collaborative activities, students will be given the opportunity to explore their own beliefs and values about teaching mathematics.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
- Students will become familiar with the realities of mathematics learning and teaching by reflecting on their own learning experiences.
- Students will be able to deal confidently with the prescribed curriculum.
- Students will be able to plan mathematical instruction using contemporary ideas around the teaching and learning of mathematics.
- Teaching and Learning Mathematics 25%
- Understanding the Curriculum 25%
- Curriculum Implementation and Planning 25%
- Mathematical Identity 25%
Van de Walle, Karp, K., Bay-Williams, J., & McGarvey, L. (2021) Elementary and Middle School Mathematics: Teaching Developmentally, Sixth Canadian Edition. Pearson Canada
Note: Acquiring a hard copy of the textbook is strongly recommended. Earlier editions of this text are acceptable, but Canadian edition is preferred.
Please bring a laptop or a tablet to class to have access to materials posted on Canvas.
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.