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Course Code: 
EDEM 212
Course Period: 
Course Type: 
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Course Objectives: 
The aim of this course is to analyze middle school mathematics curriculum in terms of components of curriculum development.
Course Content: 

Fundamental concepts of a curriculum; evolution of elementary mathematics curriculum throughout years; current elementary mathematics curriculum’s approach, content, skills aimed to be developed, major and minor learning domains; distribution of objectives in terms of grade levels and their limitations, interdisciplinary links, links between primary school and high school mathematics curricula; methods, techniques and materials; measurement and evaluation approach; teacher competencies.

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) Explains fundamental concepts of curriculum. 5 1, 3 A, E
2) Explains reforms in middle school curriculum from past to now. 5, 11 1, 3 A, E
3) Explains the approach of current mathematics curriculum. 5 1, 3 A, E
4) Explains the content and goals of current mathematics curriculum. 5, 6, 8 1, 3 A, E
5) Knows the distribution of objectives with respect to grade levels and explains the relationships between them. 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10 1, 2, 3 A, E, G
6) Explains the relationship between math curricula taught in primary school, middle school and high school. 5 1, 2, 3 A, E, G
7) Knows about recommended teaching strategies and materials in the curriculum and uses them in the class. 5, 6, 8, 9 1, 2, 3, 6 A, E, G
8) Explains teacher competencies. 5 1, 3 A, E


Course Flow

Week Topics Study Materials
1 Fundamental concepts of curriculum  
2 Development of mathematics curriculum  
3 Approach of current curriculum  
4 Content of current curriculum  
5 Skills in current curriculum  
6 Learning objectives of the curriculum  
7 Learning objectives of the curriculum  
8 Comparison of primary-middle-high school math curricula  
9 Comparison of primary-middle-high school math curricula  
10 Methods and strategies in teaching mathematics  
11 Methods and strategies in teaching mathematics  
12 Materials used in teaching mathematics  
13 Measurement and assessment in mathematics  
14 Teacher competencies  


Recommended Sources

Compulsory Lecturer’s notes
Recommended Middle school mathematics curriculum


Material Sharing

Documents Hand-outs for in-class activities
  • Analysis of learning objectives of a mathematical concept in primary, middle and high school curriculum
  • Preparing a lesson plan for each content area titled in middle school mathematics curriculum
Exams Final




IN-TERM STUDIES Quantity Percentage
Final 1 40
Assignment 5 60
Total   100
Contribution of Final Exam to Overall Grade   40
Contribution of In-term Studies to Overall Grade   60
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 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 mathematics teaching process in line with the elementary school 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 Applies mathematical processes (e.g. problem solving, proving theorems, etc.) into given cases accurately.       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 1 15
Assignment 5 5 25
Final 1 5 5
Total Workload     75
Total Workload / 25 (hours)     3
ECTS     3