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Intermediate Basic (Mathematics)

Course Code: YF20INM1

Availability: Enrolment is closed

Candidates come to the Additional Basic Qualification course: Intermediate Division, Mathematics with an interest or background in this subject matter, and a desire to improve their mathematical content knowledge for teaching across the intermediate grades, and to learn new teaching and assessment strategies to help intermediate mathematics learners achieve success. The underlying purpose of the Additional Basic Qualification course is to extend teaching skills and knowledge of a subject-specific intermediate division program. At least one half of the course concentrates on subject specific content. On completion of this course, participants will have a deeper understanding of mathematics content in Intermediate grades, including fraction and integer operations, moving from patterns to algebra, circles and pi, and the Pythagorean relationship. Participants will build their mathematical content knowledge for teaching, and learn strategies to support grade 7-10 students talking, thinking, and reasoning. Assessment for and as learning strategies are a key focus of the course. Frequent feedback and checks for understanding are important to the Intermediate learner. Building equitable math classrooms through differentiation, assessment, accommodating for exception and ELL learners, and considering Indigenous ways of knowing mathematics will be an important "lens" or way of seeing the course content.


  • An undergraduate degree acceptable to the Ontario College of Teachers
  • Be a member in good standing with the OCT
  • TWO full university degree credit courses in Mathematics (i.e. calculus, geometry, linear algebra, statistics) OR successful completion of our Intermediate Basic Math proficiency test (conducted online about 4 weeks prior to course start date)

Documents Required

    Official transcript(s) sent directly to the Professional Learning Office from the granting institution before course start date if not writing our Intermediate Basic Math proficiency test.
Session Dates
Start Date: Oct 05, 2020
End Date: Dec 11, 2020
Online: October 5, 2020 - December 11, 2020.

This 125 hour course consists of 100 hours of interactive coursework and 25 hours of independent learning. Regular and relevant candidate participation is a requirement. Expect to be online at least every second day for Fall, Winter and Spring courses; and every weekday during a Summer course to complete assignments and collaborate in discussion forums. All deadlines will be communicated by the Instructor.


Oldridge, Matthew