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Mathematical Reasoning for Teaching

This course explores the mathematical reasoning embedded in concepts encountered in upper elementary and junior high curriculum. The course emphasizes conceptual understanding, reasoning, explaining why algorithms work, and problem-solving. Topics include proportional reasoning, number theory, algebraic reasoning, and aspects of geometry and probability. Course assignments are linked to K-12 classroom teaching experiences.

Working with these concepts, teachers will deepen their knowledge and confidence in teaching mathematics, as well as their awareness of student reasoning and developmental progression. As teachers engage in sense making and reasoning, they will develop flexibility in their understanding of mathematics, as well as the ability to use mental math to follow mathematical explanations, the ability to communicate mathematical ideas clearly and logically during classroom discussions, and a repertoire of problem-solving skills.

This course is intended for in-service teachers and may qualify for potential Alberta Education bursaries (up to $1000) to strengthen their math teaching skills.

For more information, contact Wendy Stienstra at


Available for credit
Those who wish to register in EDUC 582: Mathematical Reasoning for Teaching for credit should do so by contacting the Registration and Student Finance Office directly.

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Mathematical Reasoning for Teaching

Fall Semester

Sept. 6, 2017 - Dec. 6, 2017
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.