Mathematics Lessons and Lesson Study at Japanese Schools

Tokyo Gakugei UniversitySetagaya Elementary School

PPT slide

Why are Americans interested in Japanese Mathematics Lessons?

What we have learned from the TIMSS video studyThe Teaching Gap (J. Stigler & J. Hiebert, 1999)

Typical Japanese Lesson

A problem from third grade textbook

How Japanese teachers improve on their methods of teaching.

Typical Process of the Lesson Study

Types of Lesson Study

The Lesson Study Cycle

The Impact of Research Lesson

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