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EDU 108 Assisting in Mathematics Learning

Course Description

Develop an understanding of how different people relate with math by looking at math anxiety in yourself and your students. Learn about problem solving strategies, manipulatives, and real-world connections, using authentic language when communicating mathematically, and exploring how technology and assessment are used in the mathematics classroom. There is hardly any math in this course!

Course Details


  • To examine beliefs and values in mathematics education
  • To make strides in overcoming math anxiety if it exists in our experience.
  • To learn about strategies to facilitate mathematics learning for special needs students
  • To become familiar with the Mathematical processes in the curriculum
  • Communication - to communicate mathematically
  • Connections - to other concepts in mathematics, to everyday experiences and to other disciplines
  • Estimation and Mental Mathematics - use where appropriate
  • Problem Solving - relate and apply new mathematical knowledge through problem solving
  • Reasoning - reason and justify their thinking
  • Technology - select and use appropriate technologies as tools to solve problems
  • Visualization - to assist in processing information, making connections and solving problems.


During registration in this course you will be asked to choose either Workplace or Practicum.  You will then be automatically placed in the appropriate section.  The $35 fee for the placement has been included in the course fee.


For online courses, students must have taken Learning Online for Educational Assistants.

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