COURSE NUMBER: 
EDUC 320 
COURSE TITLE: 
Curriculum and Instruction in Secondary Mathematics and
Sciences I 
NAME OF
INSTRUCTOR: 
Derk Van Eerden and Wendy Stienstra 
CREDIT WEIGHT
AND WEEKLY TIME DISTRIBUTION: 
credits 4 (hrs lect 4  hrs sem 0  hrs lab 0) 
CALENDAR
DESCRIPTION: 
This curriculum and instruction course provides an indepth study
of the methods and materials used in the teaching of junior and senior
high school mathematics and science with a special focus on the Alberta
curriculum guides for subjects. This course helps Math and Science
preservice teachers to understand both the theoretical and pedagogical
underpinnings of their major and minor teaching area. Topics covered
include subject integration, planning, instruction and classroom
management, and assessment.
This course is open only to students in the B.Ed. (AD) Secondary program. 
REQUIRED TEXT AND OTHER RESOURCES:  Available at the bookstore:
 320
students – this text will be used this year and next year (420 students
already have the book): Van de Walle, J. A., et al. (2014). Teaching StudentCentered Mathematics: Developmentally Appropriate Instruction for Grades 68. (2nd ed.). Pearson.
 320/420 students – this book is the text for the senior high focus: Focus in High School Mathematics: Reasoning and Sense Making. (2009). Reston, VA: The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
 320/420 students – this text will be used both years for the science portion: Pedretti, E. & Bellomo, K. (2015). Explorations in Secondary School Science: Practice and Theory 712. Pearson.
Additional readings to be found on Moodle Course Website
Alberta Programs of Study Available online:
 https://education.alberta.ca/mathematics1012/programsofstudy/everyone/programsofstudy/
 https://education.alberta.ca/science1012/programsofstudy/everyone/programsofstudy/

MARK
DISTRIBUTION IN PERCENT: 

Critical Review (or observation journal for music) 
20% 
Presentation on Math Process or Science Emphasis  25%  Lab Demonstration  25%  Synthesis Lesson Plan Assignment  30% 

100% 

COURSE
OBJECTIVES: 
The goals of this course are that Preservice Teachers will:
 demonstrate knowledge of the Alberta mathematics and science programs of study for grades 712
 understand the conceptual framework and program foundations of the mathematics and science Programs of Study
 explore and analyze the theoretical foundations of the two disciplines
 address the prevalent learning theories in the disciplines and the ensuing implications for teaching
 develop effective pedagogical strategies in both disciplines
 develop a repertoire of both instructional and theoretical resources
 appreciate the importance of connecting mathematics and science to real world contexts
 explore current issues and controversies in mathematics and science education
 develop the ability to conduct mathematical discussions and follow mathematical explanations of students
 experience
the value of concrete exploration, examination of multiple solutions,
and justification of procedures in the development of conceptual
understanding
 examine the role of technology in science and mathematics teaching
 explore issues and challenges in assessing student understanding of math and science concepts

COURSE
OUTLINE: 
 Introduction to Curricular Themes
 Alberta POS: Math
 Reasoning & Sense Making Activity
 Learning to Notice Framework
 Introduction to Curricular Theme
 Social And Environmental Science
 Alberta POS: Science
 Classification Activity
 Equilibrium in Science
 Sense of Place; Aboriginal Ways of Knowing
 Diploma Exams in Math and Science
 Assessment  PATS
 Selecting Math Tasks
 Math Activity
 Concept Mapping
 Science Demonstrations
 Case Study  Engaging in Reform
 Discourse in Math and Science Classrooms
 Realities of Math Class  Textbooks and Note Packages
 Micro peer teaching
