Spring 2019 - EDUC 475 E100

Designs for Learning: Elementary Mathematics (4)

Class Number: 7246

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 5:30 PM – 9:20 PM
    SUR 3280, 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 inquiry, students will be given the opportunity to explore their own beliefs and values about teaching mathematics.

On completion of the course it is hoped that participants will feel more at ease with the subject of mathematics, will be able to deal confidently with the prescribed BC curriculum and gain a practical sense of how it unfolds in the classroom.


  • Reflective Journal Assignment 25%
  • Mathematics Problem Solving Assignment 25%
  • Written Assignment 25%
  • In-Class Activity Presentation 25%


There is no final exam for this course.



Van de Walle, J., Karp, K., Bay-Williams, J., & McGarvey, L. (2017). Elementary & middle school mathematics: Fifth Canadian edition. Scarborough, ON: Pearson Education Canada.

Note: previous editions of this text are acceptable.
ISBN: 9780134095912

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