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Course Code: 
EDEM 401
Course Period: 
Course Type: 
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Course Objectives: 
The aim of this course is to enable students to observe mathematics lessons taught in middle schools and reflect on these observations in terms of teaching strategies, students’ engagement, classroom management and assessment of students’ understanding. They are asked to make plans for teaching in different grade levels, implement their plans in the classes and reflect on their own teaching.
Course Content: 

Observation of teaching methods and strategies used in teaching mathematics; micro-teaching practices with individuals or groups to apply methods and strategies used in teaching mathematics; task and material design for teaching mathematics; organization of learning environment, classroom management, measurement, assessment and reflection.

Course Methodology: 
1. Lecture 2. Case study 3. Discussion 4. Demonstration 5. Group work 6. Microteaching 7. Problem solving
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A. Supply type B. Multiple-choice test C. Incomplete D. True-False E. Oral exam F. Portfolio G. Performance type H. Report

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes  Program Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Observes the basic steps (planning, application and assessment) of educational process. 4, 5, 6 2, 3 F, H
2 Evaluates and reflects on observations in terms of learning objectives, teaching strategies and materials, students’ engagement, assessment tools and learning outcomes 4, 6, 7, 8 2, 3 F, H
3 Develops mathematical tasks and lesson plans to teach mathematics in middle school 1, 4, 5, 6, 7 2, 3, 4 F, H
4 Applies mathematical tasks and lesson plans in math classes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 6 G, H
5 Develops and implements assessment tasks for math classes 6, 8, 9 2, 3, 6 F, G, H

Course Flow

Weeks Course Topics Assignment
1 Observation as a learning tool  
2 Teaching methods and strategies  
3 Teaching tools and materials Observation report 1
4 Classroom management and communication Observation report 2
5 Preparing tasks and lesson plans Observation report 3
6 Preparing tasks and lesson plans Observation report 4
7 Teaching Experience I

Evaluation of  the first teaching experience

Observation report 5
8 Teaching Experience I

Evaluation of the first teaching experience

Lesson plan 1 & reflection report 1
9 Assessment and evaluation  Observation report 6
10 Preparing and applying an exam Observation report 7
11 Meeting with an experienced teacher Observation report 8
12 Teaching Experience II

Evaluation of the second teaching experience

Sample exam & Evaluation
13 Teaching Experience II

Evaluation of  the second teaching experience

Observation report 9
14 Course Evaluation


Lesson plan 2 & reflection report 2

Observation report 10

Recommended Sources

  • Mathematics Curriculum for Grades 1-8 (2018). Ministry of National Education.
  • Mathematics textbooks for Grades 5-8 (2018). Ministry of National Education.
  • Lecture notes will be available on YULEARN.


Material Sharing


Documents Instructor’s notes


Items Points
Observations 40
Lesson plans 30
Implementations 10
Reflections 10
Sample exam 10
Total 100

Course’s Contribution to Program

No Program outcomes Level of contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Knows historical, cultural and scientific developments of the mathematical and geometrical concepts covered in elementary school mathematics curriculum.         X
2 Applies fundamental mathematical and geometric concepts into other disciplines and real life situations.         X
3 Applies mathematical processes (e.g. problem solving, proving theorems, etc.) into given cases accurately.         X
4 Plans for teaching mathematics in line with the elementary school mathematics curriculum’s vision, philosophy and goals.         X
5 Uses teaching strategies and techniques that are appropriate for students’ age, grade level, individual differences and readiness level.         X
6 Determines and applies appropriate strategies and materials to foster and evaluate students’ mathematical thinking skills.         X
7 Uses and develops appropriate resources and materials to teach mathematics.         X
8 Monitors students’ learning process, development and achievement and assesses them by using appropriate assessment tools.         X
9 Improves professional knowledge by following recent issues in mathematics education.         X
10 Contributes to the development of mathematics education by doing scientific research.       X  


Activities Quantity Duration
Total Workload (Hour)
Course hours (including the exam week: 15 x total course) 15 2 30
Hours for off-the-classroom study (pre-study, practice) 15 12 180
Assignment 5 8 40
Total Workload     250
Total Workload / 25 (hours)     10
ECTS      10