The course promotes that curriculum is more than a collection of activities; it must be coherent, focused on problem solving, and articulated across grade levels. Students must connect new knowledge to prior knowledge as they actively build new knowledge from hands-on experiences. The course is well aligned with NCTM standards which promote that students must learn mathematics with understanding and teachers must help the students see the importance and relevance of mathematics in everyday life. The course is divided into four themes, (1) Fundamentals of Mathematics; (2) Solving problems through concepts and computations; (3) Investigations and Process Skills; (4) Algebra and Functions, and built upon several content strands of Number Sense, Fractions, Decimals, Ration and Proportions, Algebra, Geometry, Measurement and Data Analysis. 3 graduate credits.