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Lesson Study: A PCMI Experience

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Author:Tony Anderson, Jennifer Kumi Burkett, Gail Burrill, Joyce Frost, Jerry Gribble, Jill Ryerson, and Celeste Williams
Description: An article written by the Japanese Lesson Study group from the 2003 Park City Mathematics Institute (PCMI) about their experience developing the lesson, "Studying Dimensionality Through a Stair-Step Fractal." With an explanation of the Japanese lesson format's four main parts: hatsumon, asking a question to stimulate students' thinking; shu hatsumon, the key question for the day; neriage, polishing up, a whole class discussion; and matome, summing up. This article about the lesson planning experience features sections on Background, Selecting a Topic, Designing the Lesson, Refining the Lesson, Final Debriefing, Conclusion, Reflections on Lesson Study, Reflections on Bringing Lesson Study Home, and References.

Levels: High School (9-12)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Articles
Math Topics: Fractals, Higher-Dimensional Geometry
Math Ed Topics: Specific Math Concepts/Techniques, Curriculum/Materials Development, Pedagogical Research

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