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Continuing Teacher Education

Faculty of Education

Mathematic Strategies for At-Risk Students

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Course Schedule
Session Dates Deadline Status
Fall/Winter 2020 Nov 09, 2020 - Feb 12, 2021 Oct 23, 2020 Open
Winter 2021 Jan 25, 2021 - Apr 09, 2021 Jan 08, 2021 Open
Late Winter 2021 Feb 22, 2021 - Apr 23, 2021 Feb 05, 2021 Open
Spring 2021 Apr 12, 2021 - Jun 11, 2021 Apr 02, 2021 Open
Summer 2021 Jun 28, 2021 - Aug 13, 2021 Jun 18, 2021 Open
Late Summer 2021 Aug 09, 2021 - Oct 01, 2021 Jul 30, 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

  • CONT934
  • CAN 735.00
  • 6 credits
  • 100 hours
  • EN
  • Online

All teachers have that moment when a student says “I hate math,” and what they really mean is “I don’t understand this and it’s hard. I’m behind before I start!” This course is designed to extend your knowledge of mathematics instruction to apply to students at risk of being unsuccessful in mathematics programs. The course explores learning theories and current perspectives on teaching mathematics as well as non-academic issues related to student success in mathematics. We will look at the practice of backward planning with Universal Design for Learning as well as the implementation of a response-to-intervention model.

This course provides the foundational understanding to assess and implement differentiated programs for students at risk in mathematics. The course focuses on structuring programs to meet the unique needs of students, addressing factors like exceptionalities, behaviours, and motivation. Through coursework and discussions with peers, the candidate will build a repertoire of tools and strategies to change the pathway for the students at risk of being unsuccessful.

Course Learning Expectations

In this course you will have the opportunity to:

• explore Ministry curriculum expectations and program documents that address mathematics intervention programs and practices
• build strategies and extend critical thinking for successful implementation of mathematics instructional practices specifically designed for students at risk
• become familiar with assessment and evaluation practices in mathematics, and formative assessment practices developed specifically for students at risk
• collaborate with colleagues to support student learning and improve practice while reflecting on models of current and best practices
• broaden your understanding of the role of parents, educational professionals, and community agencies in interventions for students at risk
• explore strategies and assistive technologies to provide differentiated instruction for students who struggle in traditional mathematics programs
• understand the importance of differentiation in mathematics assessment, exploring alternative means to assess students
• become aware of the importance of a culturally responsive classroom
• create a portfolio of tools, strategies, and reflections on implementing mathematics programs for students at risk

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Application Requirements

BC Teacher Certification

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Course Materials


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