Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2005/2006
Canadian Excellence

CO243/CT243
Mathematics and Teaching I
0.5 Credit

This is a course that discusses and examines the role of mathematics in elementary education. Possible topics include the position of mathematics in teaching and contemporary knowledge; different approaches to its teaching; the history of such teaching; educational policy in this area; the mathematics curriculum; the application of basic mathematical concepts; and the teaching of mathematics across the curriculum and its integration with other subjects. The mathematical concepts discussed will include number sense and numeration, measurement, geometry and spatial sense, patterning and algebra, and data management and probability. The course will include examples and case studies from the classroom. (Cross-listed as CT243.) {SK}

Additional Course Information
Prerequisites
One Grade 12U or OAC Mathematics course.
Exclusions
CT123. This course does not count toward a Mathematics major or minor.