Mathematics, Primary and Junior, Part 1 | HOPE AQ51

Department of Education

Mathematics, Primary and Junior, Part 1

HOPE AQ51 | Additional Qualification Course

Course Description

The Additional Qualification Course, Mathematics, Primary and Junior, Part 1, is designed to provide educators with a deeper conceptual knowledge and understanding of mathematics.

It is an introductory course that will critically look at and evaluate many of the prevailing theories, constructs and practices on which a sound program in mathematics should be built. It is therefore designed for those teachers who would like to deepen their understanding of primary/junior mathematics and how it can be taught in a meaningful way. It will enable the educators to explore many proven approaches to present the subject in such a way that students in the primary and junior grades will be able to see mathematics as a creative, sense-making and pattern-seeking endeavour. Candidates will be given the necessary strategies and tools to run a differentiated and fully inclusive mathematics program.

This course will explore different ways to address the diversity of the Canadian community. It will also stress how the wise use of concrete materials and rich learning tasks play essential roles in developing a student’s mathematical knowledge and understanding. It is aligned with current Ontario curriculum, relevant legislation, government policies, frameworks, strategies and resources ( Course candidates are also encouraged to critically explore the policies, practices and resources available at school and board levels.


Trevor  Brown

Trevor Brown


Trevor brings his passion for Mathematics to Tyndale. He desires to develop rich learning and assessment tasks. He has collaborated with many outstanding mathematics educators in the writing of two mathematics textbook series which are used throughout Canada.

“Trevor Brown is hands-down the best teacher I have ever had. I have been looking for a math instructor like him for a long time. He showed us how to teach in a constructivist manner, so that students truly understand math and can go beyond merely mimicking what the teacher does.”

“Trevor Brown’s depth of knowledge and understanding of how to teach conceptually is just WOW. I thank God that I was able to meet him.”

Upcoming Course Dates

There are currently no upcoming dates to register for Mathematics, Primary and Junior, Part 1.

Please contact us at aqa [at] tyndale [dot] ca and we will let you know when the next course date will be available.