The general goal of the course is to learn to teach
mathematics in such a way that your students develop "mathematical
power." Mathematical power includes both ability (to conjecture, reason
logically and communicate about mathematics) and attitude (self-confidence and
a disposition to question and explore significant mathematical situations).

The course will focus on the following:

· Mathematical
content
. Students will develop and/ or refine their conceptual and
procedural knowledge of the mathematics included in the elementary curriculum.
Particular attention will be given to the content recommended in the QEP Math
Curriculum Guide.

· Mathematical
learning
. Students will explore instructional strategies and tools for the
teaching and assessment of mathematics consistent with constructivist theories.
Students will be expected to use this knowledge when planning for instruction.

Connecting
mathematical ideas
. Students will explore ways to link mathematical ideas
and to relate mathematics to other subject areas and everyday situations.