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Lesson Study

Lesson Study Author Clea Fernandez
ISBN-10 9781135644017
Release 2012-09-10
Pages 264
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Lesson study is a popular professional development approach in Japan whereby teachers collaborate to study content, instruction, and how students solve problems and reach for understanding in order to improve elementary mathematics instruction and learning in the classroom. This book is the first comprehensive look at the system and process of lesson study in Japan. It describes in detail the process of how teachers conducted lesson study--how they collaborated in order to develop a lesson, what they talked about during the process, and what they looked at in order to understand deeply how students were learning. Readers see the planning of a mathematics lesson, as well as how much content knowledge the teachers have. They observe students' problem solving strategies and learn how Japanese teachers prepare themselves to identify those strategies and facilitate the students' discussion. Written for mathematics teachers, educational researchers, school administrators interested in teachers' professional development, and professional developers, this landmark volume provides an in-depth understanding of lesson study that can lead to positive changes in teachers' professional development and in teaching and learning in the United States.



The Mathematics that Every Secondary Math Teacher Needs to Know

The Mathematics that Every Secondary Math Teacher Needs to Know Author Alan Sultan
ISBN-10 9781135157838
Release 2011-02-09
Pages 760
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What knowledge of mathematics do secondary school math teachers need to facilitate understanding, competency, and interest in mathematics for all of their students? This unique text and resource bridges the gap between the mathematics learned in college and the mathematics taught in secondary schools. Written in an informal, clear, and interactive learner-centered style, it is designed to help pre-service and in-service teachers gain the deep mathematical insight they need to engage their students in learning mathematics in a multifaceted way that is interesting, developmental, connected, deep, understandable, and often, surprising and entertaining. Features include Launch questions at the beginning of each section, Student Learning Opportunities, Questions from the Classroom, and highlighted themes throughout to aid readers in becoming teachers who have great "MATH-N-SIGHT": M Multiple Approaches/Representations A Applications to Real Life T Technology H History N Nature of Mathematics: Reasoning and Proof S Solving Problems I Interlinking Concepts: Connections G Grade Levels H Honing of Mathematical Skills T Typical Errors This text is aligned with the recently released Common Core State Standards, and is ideally suited for a capstone mathematics course in a secondary mathematics certification program. It is also appropriate for any methods or mathematics course for pre- or in-service secondary mathematics teachers, and is a valuable resource for classroom teachers.



Lesson Study

Lesson Study Author Maitree Inprasitha
ISBN-10 9789814641081
Release 2015-03-25
Pages 392
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Classroom Innovations through Lesson Study is an APEC EDNET (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Education Network) project that aims to improve the quality of education in the area of mathematics. This book includes challenges of lesson study implementation from members of the APEC economies. Lesson study is one of the best ways to improve the quality of teaching. It is a model approach for improvement of teacher education across the globe. This book focuses on mathematics education, teacher education, and curriculum implementation and reforms. Contents:The Role of Lesson Study in Overcoming Challenges in Mathematics Education:Mathematics Education for the Knowledge-Based Society (Alan J Bishop)Mathematical Thinking for Classroom Decision Making (Kaye Stacey)Setting Lesson Study within a Long-Term Framework of Learning (David Tall)Lesson Study: An Essential Process for Improving Mathematics Teaching and Learning (Akihiko Takahashi)Comparative Study of Mathematics Classrooms — What can be Learned from the TIMSS 1999 Video Study? (Frederick K S Leung)The Science of Lesson Study in the Problem Solving Approach (Masami Isoda)Preparing Ground for the Introduction of Lesson Study in Thailand (Maitree Inprasitha)Perspectives on Lesson Study and Professional Development:History of Lesson Study to Develop Good Practices in Japan (Shizumi Shimizu & Kimiho Chino)What have We Learned about Lesson Study Outside Japan? (Catherine Lewis)Enhancing Mathematics Teachers' Professional Development through Lesson Study ~ A Case Study in Singapore ~ (Ban-Har Yeap, Peggy Foo & Poh Suan Soh)Using Lesson Study to Develop an Approach to Problem Solving: Adding and Subtracting Fractions (Kazuyoshi Okubo & Hiroko Tsuji)Prospective Teacher Education in Mathematics through Lesson Study (Maitree Inprasitha)In-service Teacher Education in Mathematics through Lesson Study (Soledad A Ulep)Lesson Study for Illustrating Innovative Approaches in the Classroom:Transforming Education through Lesson Study: Thailand's Decade-Long Journey (Maitree Inprasitha)Mathematics Teachers Professional Development through Lesson Study in Indonesia (Marsigit)Lesson Study in Chile (Grecia Gálvez)Initiating Lesson Study to Promote Good Practices: A Malaysian Experience (Chap Sam Lim & Chin Mon Chiew)Using Lesson Study as a Means to Innovation for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Vietnam: Research Lesson on the Property of the Three Medians in a Triangle (Tran Vui)Lesson Study in Singapore: A Case of Division with Remainder in a Third Grade Mathematics Classroom (Yanping Fang & Christine Kim Eng Lee)Enabling Teachers to Introduce Innovations in the Classroom through Lesson Study (Soledad A Ulep)What is a Good Lesson in Japan? An Analysis (Takeshi Miyakawa)Using Lesson Study to Connect Procedural Knowledge with Mathematical Thinking (Patsy Wang-Iverson & Marian Palumbo) Readership: Mathematics educators of teacher training colleges, mathematics teachers, prospective teachers (elementary and secondary school) and undergraduate students in mathematics. Key Features:Presents the world reform movement by top researchersIncludes the challenges of lesson study and videos of model lessons in the world (lesson videos will be available on the website: http://www.criced.tsukuba.ac.jp/math/apec)Includes the Japanese teaching methods called “problem-solving approaches”Keywords:Lesson Study;Mathematics;Mathematics Education;Elementary School;Secondary School;Open-Ended Approach;Problem Solving;Teacher Education;Pedagogical Content Knowledge;Action Research;Lesson Videos;Curriculum Standards



Learning and Teaching Early Math

Learning and Teaching Early Math Author Douglas H. Clements
ISBN-10 9781135843809
Release 2009-04-01
Pages 344
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In this important new book for pre- and in-service teachers, early math experts Douglas Clements and Julie Sarama show how "learning trajectories" help teachers become more effective professionals. By opening up new windows to seeing young children and the inherent delight and curiosity behind their mathematical reasoning, learning trajectories ultimately make teaching more joyous. They help teachers understand the varying level of knowledge and thinking of their classes and the individuals within them as key in serving the needs of all children. In straightforward, no-nonsense language, this book summarizes what is known about how children learn mathematics, and how to build on what they know to realize more effective teaching practice. It will help teachers understand the learning trajectories of early mathematics and become quintessential professionals.



Mathematical and Analogical Reasoning of Young Learners

Mathematical and Analogical Reasoning of Young Learners Author Lyn D. English
ISBN-10 9781135638702
Release 2004-07-19
Pages 236
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Mathematical and Analogical Reasoning of Young Learners provides foundational knowledge of the nature, development, and assessment of mathematical and analogical reasoning in young children. Reasoning is fundamental to understanding mathematics and is identified as one of the 10 key standards for school mathematics for the new millennium. The book draws on longitudinal and cross-cultural studies, conducted in the United States and Australia, of children's reasoning development as they progressed from preschool through the end of second grade. The multifaceted analysis of young children's development of mathematical and analogical reasoning focuses on individual learners, their learning environments, and the interaction between the two. The multidisciplinary team of authors present multiple perspectives and multiple methodologies, and provide valuable information on organizing and sustaining interdisciplinary and cross-cultural inquiry. Key issues addressed include: *the relationship between mathematical and analogical reasoning; *how changes in children's reasoning relate to the implicit instruction they receive in their classrooms; *analyses of the participating teachers' knowledge, beliefs, and practices with respect to mathematical and analogical reasoning of young learners; and *ways in which we might promote development of mathematical and analogical reasoning in young children. This volume is highly relevant for mathematics educators, researchers in mathematics education, educational psychologists, early childhood teachers, and others interested in mathematical development of young children, in particular, the development of their reasoning processes.



Leading Lesson Study

Leading Lesson Study Author Jennifer Stepanek
ISBN-10 9781452237503
Release 2006-12-20
Pages 232
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Use this team-centered approach to directly enhance teaching and learning in your school! First introduced in Japan, lesson study has gained enthusiastic advocates in US educational circles as a powerful, collaborative approach. This "how-to" guide leads a beginning team through the lesson study cycle and provides an experienced team with new perspectives. Using examples from U.S. classrooms, this handbook: Encourages educators to generate and share knowledge Inspires a teacherresearcher stance Illustrates both the process and substance of lesson study Encourages collaboration Provides guidelines for avoiding common pitfalls



Algebra in the early grades

Algebra in the early grades Author James J. Kaput
ISBN-10 UOM:39015074229801
Release 2008
Pages 526
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This volume is the first to offer a comprehensive, research-based, multi-faceted look at issues in early algebra. In recent years, the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics has recommended that algebra become a strand flowing throughout the K-12 curriculum, and the 2003 RAND Mathematics Study Panel has recommended that algebra be "the initial topical choice for focused and coordinated research and development [in K-12 mathematics]." The book provides a rationale for a stronger and more sustained approach to algebra in school, as well as concrete examples of how algebraic reasoning may be developed in the early grades. It is organized around three themes: *The Nature of Early Algebra *Students' Capacity for Algebraic Thinking *Issues of Implementation: Taking Early Algebra to the Classrooms The contributors to this landmark volume have been at the forefront of an effort to integrate algebra into the existing early grades mathematics curriculum. They include scholars who have been developing the conceptual foundations for such changes as well as researchers and developers who have led empirical investigations in school settings. Algebra in the Early Gradesaims to bridge the worlds of research, practice, design, and theory for educators, researchers, students, policy makers, and curriculum developers in mathematics education.



Lesson Study Research and Practice in Mathematics Education

Lesson Study Research and Practice in Mathematics Education Author Lynn C. Hart
ISBN-10 9048199417
Release 2011-01-11
Pages 294
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Lesson study is a professional development process that teachers engage in to systematically examine their practice, with the goal of becoming more effective. Originating in Japan, lesson study has gained significant momentum in the mathematics education community in recent years. As a process for professional development, lesson study became highly visible when it was proposed as a means of supporting the common practice of promoting better teaching by disseminating documents like standards, benchmarks and nationally validated curricula. While the body of knowledge about lesson study is growing, it remains somewhat elusive and composed of discrete research endeavors. As a new research area there is no coherent knowledge base yet. This book will contribute to the field bringing the work of researchers and practitioners together to create a resource for extant work. This book describes several aspects of Lesson Study, amongst others: it gives an historical overview of the concept, it addresses issues related to learning and teaching mathematics, it looks at the role of the teacher in the process. The last two sections of the book look at how lesson Study can be used with preservice mathematics teachers and at university mathematics methods teaching.



Japanese Lesson Study in Mathematics

Japanese Lesson Study in Mathematics Author Masami Isoda
ISBN-10 9789812707475
Release 2007
Pages 280
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In Before It''s Too Late: A Report to the Nation from the National Commission on Mathematics and Science Teaching for the 21st Century (2000) in the US, the authors quote from James Stigler''s conclusions from various videotape research studies of mathematics teaching: The key to long-term improvement [in teaching] is to figure out how to generate, accumulate, and share professional knowledge. Japanese Lesson Study has proved to be one successful means. This book supports the growing movement of lesson study to improve the quality of mathematics education from the original viewpoints of Japanese educators who have been engaging in lesson study in mathematics for professional development and curriculum implementation. This book also illustrates several projects related to lesson study in other countries.



Mathematical Thinking

Mathematical Thinking Author Masami Isoda
ISBN-10 9789814350839
Release 2012
Pages 297
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Developing mathematical thinking is one of major aims of mathematics education. In mathematics education research, there are a number of researches which describe what it is and how we can observe in experimental research. However, teachers have difficulties developing it in the classrooms. This book is the result of lesson studies over the past 50 years. It describes three perspectives of mathematical thinking: Mathematical Attitude (Minds set), Mathematical Methods in General and Mathematical Ideas with Content and explains how to develop them in the classroom with illuminating examples.



Mathematics Lesson Study Around the World

Mathematics Lesson Study Around the World Author Marisa Quaresma
ISBN-10 9783319756967
Release 2018-03-23
Pages 174
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This book introduces the specifics of mathematics lesson study with regard to regional/national particularities, discussing the methodological and theoretical tools that can be used to pursue research on lesson study (its forms, contents, effects etc.) from an international perspective. Lesson study and learning study (LS) are becoming increasingly important in teacher education, mostly in continuous professional development, but also in prospective teachers’ education, and this interest is accompanied by a demand for more solid theorization of the lesson study process. A number of social, cultural, cognitive and affective issues are reflected in the way LS develops, and the book examines the latest results of these developments.



The Teaching Gap

The Teaching Gap Author James W. Stigler
ISBN-10 9781439143131
Release 2009-06-16
Pages 225
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A revised edition of a popular resource builds on the authors' findings that key problems in teaching methods are causing America to lag behind international academic standards, outlining a program for administrators, instructors, and parents that incorporates solutions based on current research. Reprint.



Building Our Understanding of Lesson Study

Building Our Understanding of Lesson Study Author Patsy Wang-Iverson
ISBN-10 0615411584
Release 2005
Pages 170
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This publication builds upon the introduction to lesson study presented in Lesson Study: A Handbook for Teacher-Led Instructional Change, by Catherine Lewis. It offers insights from a range of perspectives: teachers, facilitators, principals, and the outside "experts" called "knowledgeable others." The book contains essays, which support schools as they learn to implement the lesson study process. Practitioners share their many years of experience, as well as advice on how to overcome common obstacles and strategies for success.Concrete tools are included to help practitioners: responses to Frequently Asked Questions, a template for lesson plans, guidelines for observing and discussing a research lesson, a sample school calendar that integrates lesson study into the school year, and an overall checklist for moving through a lesson study cycle.



Proceedings of the 13th International Congress on Mathematical Education

Proceedings of the 13th International Congress on Mathematical Education Author Gabriele Kaiser
ISBN-10 9783319625973
Release 2017-10-31
Pages 766
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This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. The book presents the Proceedings of the 13th International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME-13) and is based on the presentations given at the 13th International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME-13). ICME-13 took place from 24th- 31st July 2016 at the University of Hamburg in Hamburg (Germany). The congress was hosted by the Society of Didactics of Mathematics (Gesellschaft für Didaktik der Mathematik - GDM) and took place under the auspices of the International Commission on Mathematical Instruction (ICMI). ICME-13 brought together about 3.500 mathematics educators from 105 countries, additionally 250 teachers from German speaking countries met for specific activities. Directly before the congress activities were offered for 450 Early Career Researchers. The proceedings give a comprehensive overview on the current state-of-the-art of the discussions on mathematics education and display the breadth and deepness of current research on mathematical teaching-and-learning processes. The book introduces the major activities of ICME-13, namely articles from the four plenary lecturers and two plenary panels, articles from the five ICMI awardees, reports from six national presentations, three reports from the thematic afternoon devoted to specific features of ICME-13. Furthermore, the proceedings contain descriptions of the 54 Topic Study Groups, which formed the heart of the congress and reports from 29 Discussion Groups and 31 Workshops. The additional important activities of ICME-13, namely papers from the invited lecturers, will be presented in the second volume of the proceedings.



Lesson Study Step by Step

Lesson Study Step by Step Author Catherine C. Lewis
ISBN-10 0325009643
Release 2011
Pages 164
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"At a time when so many educational policies fail to recognize and nurture the capacity of teachers to improve instruction, we feel enormously grateful for the learning community lesson study has brought to us." -Catherine Lewis and Jacqueline Hurd It's a simple idea: if we want to improve instruction, what could be more obvious than collaborating with fellow teachers to plan instruction and examine its impact on students? Lesson Study empowers teachers to improve instruction. Unlike one-size-fits-all professional development, Lesson Study allows teachers to bring their own pressing needs to the table. They seek out answers from one another, from outside specialists and research, and from careful study of students during lessons that incorporate teachers' collective knowledge. The result is a shared vision of good instruction. Lesson Study Step-By-Step shows new groups of teachers how to begin this journey, and experienced teams how to to deepen their work. It provides guidance through each step of the Lesson Study process, from building a group and homing in on a topic to conducting and reflecting on a research lesson. Strategies and materials are provided to support you each step of the way, including: a schedule for the overall process sample meeting agendas protocols for observation and discussion of lessons templates for development of the research theme and teaching-learning plan suggested processes for norm-setting and effective group management. A DVD allows you to explore video of teachers engaged in a mathematics lesson study cycle. At a time when so many school districts are already suffering from reform overload, why is Lesson Study so important? Because it supplies a key missing element in reform: a means to improving teaching and learning through a shared professional knowledge base. Lesson Study, Step-by-Step shows us how to make our schools places where we will all continue to learn.



Knowing and Teaching Elementary Mathematics

Knowing and Teaching Elementary Mathematics Author Liping Ma
ISBN-10 9781135149499
Release 2010-03-26
Pages 232
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Studies of teachers in the U.S. often document insufficient subject matter knowledge in mathematics. Yet, these studies give few examples of the knowledge teachers need to support teaching, particularly the kind of teaching demanded by recent reforms in mathematics education. Knowing and Teaching Elementary Mathematics describes the nature and development of the knowledge that elementary teachers need to become accomplished mathematics teachers, and suggests why such knowledge seems more common in China than in the United States, despite the fact that Chinese teachers have less formal education than their U.S. counterparts. The anniversary edition of this bestselling volume includes the original studies that compare U.S and Chinese elementary school teachers’ mathematical understanding and offers a powerful framework for grasping the mathematical content necessary to understand and develop the thinking of school children. Highlighting notable changes in the field and the author’s work, this new edition includes an updated preface, introduction, and key journal articles that frame and contextualize this seminal work.



The Impact of Reform Instruction on Student Mathematics Achievement

The Impact of Reform Instruction on Student Mathematics Achievement Author Thomas A. Romberg
ISBN-10 UOM:39015076185019
Release 2008-06-10
Pages 188
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Summarizing data derived from a four-year combined longitudinal/ cross-sectional comparative study of the implementation of one standards-based middle school curriculum program, Mathematics in Context, this book demonstrates the challenges of conducting comparative longitudinal research in the reality of school life. The study was designed to answer three questions: What is the impact on student performance of the Mathematics in Context instructional approach, which differs from most conventional mathematics texts in both content and expected pedagogy? How is this impact different from that of traditional instruction on student performance? What variables associated with classroom instruction account for variation in student performance? The researchers examined a range of variables that affected data collection. These variations highlight the need to study the effects of the culture in which student learning is situated when analyzing the impact of standards-based curricula on student achievement. This book is directed to educational researchers interested in curriculum implementation, mathematics educators interested in the effects of using reform curriculum materials in classrooms, evaluators and research methodologists interested in structural modeling and scaling of instructional variables, and educational policy makers concerned about reform efforts.