This course provides candidates with an overview of Mathematics and how children learn Mathematics in the Primary and Junior divisions. Part of this understanding requires an examination of math anxiety and how a positive attitude and growth mindset contribute to an interest in and a positive relationship with Mathematics. Through engagement in Mathematics, candidates will develop techniques to support the use of problem-solving to build mathematical understanding. Candidates will explore the elements of planning, assessing and evaluating a comprehensive Mathematics curriculum for Primary and Junior learners, including the use of the classroom environment and materials to exposure to model experiences will help.
Teachers certified with the Ontario College of Teachers are eligible to take AQ courses. Ontario B.Ed students may take courses prior to membership with OCT, if they have met all the requirements to graduate and if they have applied to the OCT for a Certificate of Qualification.
Special permission may be granted by SNP to allow those without teacher qualifications to enrol.
Candidates must be qualified for admission according to Regulation 184-97 of the Ontario College of Teachers Act.
Certification will be recommended to the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) for those candidates who successfully complete the course, and who hold membership with OCT, and who hold a valid or interim Certificate of Qualification/letter of Eligibility.
Teaching or assisting with primary, junior, secondary and post-secondary students.