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Continuing Teacher Education

Faculty of Education

Using Technology to Teach Mathematics

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Course Schedule
Session Dates Deadline Status
Winter 2021 Jan 25, 2021 - Apr 09, 2021 Jan 08, 2021 Open
Spring 2021 Apr 12, 2021 - Jun 11, 2021 Apr 02, 2021 Open
Late Spring 2021 May 10, 2021 - Jul 02, 2021 Apr 30, 2021 Open
Summer 2021 Jun 28, 2021 - Aug 13, 2021 Jun 18, 2021 Open
*Registration will remain open until 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the posted registration deadline date.
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Course Description

  • CONT933
  • CAN 735.00
  • 6 credits
  • 100 hours
  • EN
  • Online

With recent changes to the BC curriculum, there is a shift towards more inquiry-based and interdisciplinary teaching and learning. Teachers are encouraged to cover to teach both breadth and depth for each subject, and to include real-world connections and 21st century skills.

The world our students are developing in is an ever-changing one, with new advances in technology being made constantly. As teachers, we want to equip them with the most useful tools and skills, but how do we decide which will stand the test of time and which will become obsolete?

These advances in technology are affecting the relevance and perspectives of many aspects of mathematics; it is difficult to convince students of the usefulness of learning multi-digit multiplication when they have calculator apps on their phones. That is not to say that the skill itself is irrelevant, but rather that teachers need to adjust their perspectives on how and why this skill can be used.

It is clear that different applications of technology need to be taught to our students. This becomes difficult when teachers do not feel adequately prepared to do so, whether due to a lack of resources or a lack of personal knowledge. This course is designed to arm you with both, and to allow you to be a resource for other educators who may have similar struggles.

In this course, you will learn ways that technology in mathematics can be used to make your own teaching stronger and more effective (and efficient!). You will learn how to evaluate and justify technological applications and the difference between meaningful learning through technology and simple enhancements. You will create and share resources that can be adapted and used for multiple grades and units. You will learn how to teach students about technology through technology. Most importantly, you will become more comfortable and proficient in these areas yourself. Whether you are a novice or an expert, you will learn and become a stronger and more relevant math teacher.

Course Learning Expectations

In this course you will have the opportunity to:

• combine the technology and mathematics curricula at your chosen grade level(s)
• create and develop your own teaching resources using technological ideas, applications, hardware, and software
• use technology in mathematics while also respecting and applying learning principles of First Peoples
• justify the use of technology in the classroom
• compare the effectiveness of various technologies as they relate to your own teaching practice
• apply and demonstrate technology to the teaching of mathematics in a practical and effective manner, for any desired grade level
• analyze apps, devices, and platforms to make informed decisions about what to use in your classroom
• create and apply ideas that apply to your current, past, and potential classroom experiences

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Application Requirements

BC Teacher Certification

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Course Materials

All resources are available online.

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