Course Description

Candidates come to this course with an interest or background in the area of Grade 7 and mathematics and a desire to extend and apply knowledge, skills, and practices in the design, implementation, and assessment of the program. This course is open to all teachers. 

Course Outline

Topics include:
  • applying current research and knowledge of learning preferences, and instructional and assessment strategies in the context of mathematics education (for example, math phobia)
  • connecting Mathematics, grades 7/8 to students’ everyday experiences.
  • integrating differentiated instruction and universal design in the planning, development and implementation of learning experiences
  • embedding multiple representations (for example, concrete, pictorial, tables and charts, graphical, numeric, algebraic) and a variety of tools (for example, calculator, algebra tiles, snap cubes, integer tiles, relational rods, geoboards) in the teaching and learning of mathematical concepts
  • implementing mathematics specific software (for example, GSP, TinkerPlots) and technology (for example, calculators) to develop conceptual understanding
  •  understanding and responding to the issues of assessment and evaluation particular to the study of Mathematics, Grades 7 and 8. 




There are no textbooks required for this course.


  • Hold a “Certificate of Qualification” showing basic qualifications in two divisions, i.e. Primary, Junior, Intermediate, or Senior. Candidates who hold an Interim COQ may have different/additional criteria for registration as required by the Ontario College of Teachers, and as specified on their Interim COQ.
  • "Certificate of Qualification" is in good standing.

NOTE:  If you have qualifications in Technological Education subjects, your certificate of qualification and registration enables you to complete a number of AQs, including any in Schedule C.

Important Notice: While we endeavour to be as accurate as possible while reviewing your qualifications for courses in our program, the Faculty of Education bears no responsibility for ensuring you have met the qualifications as per the guidelines of the Ontario College of Teachers. It is your responsibility to learn which prerequisites you will need. https://www.oct.ca/members/additional-qualifications/prerequisites



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Section Title
AQ Mathematics, Grades 7 and 8 (Winter 2022)
Section Schedule
Jan 25, 2022 to Apr 11, 2022
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee non-credit $685.00
Reading List / Textbook
There are no textbooks required for this course.
Section Notes
The deadline to enroll in Winter 2022 courses is January 3rd, 2022. 
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