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New Grad - Intermediate Basic (Mathematics)

The New B.Ed. Grad AQ Program offers a set of AQs that have been designed to explore and answer questions that may be unique to new teachers. These courses are specifically tailored for newly graduated teachers with limited classroom experience.

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 by the end date of the course
  • 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 prior to course start date. All test results are final and not subject to appeals. One test attempt permitted per session.

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.

Find an offering of this course that is convenient for you:

Course Code Date Format / Location Price Availability
Husband, Marc E
May 18, 2021 -
Jun 30, 2021
Online $735.00 Enrolment is closed

Course listings are accurate as of May. 21 08:00 AM.