Japanese Lesson Study Summary

Monday, July 15, 2002

What we did:

  • Made our working agenda
  • We worked individually for 30 minutes writing our own "vision" of the whole lesson
  • We shared in groups of 2-3 and tried to consolidate.
  • We reported out to the whole group and made brief comments on similarities and differences.
  • Melanie, Kathy, and Kris will write a final draft of the lesson, which Kathy will present tomorrow.

Highlights of Discussion:

  • "Notes from the field" - when we return to our schools we should post comments on the website using this feature - Notes from the field - whenever we do something related to/influenced by our work at PCMI
  • David had a good idea to simplify to 2 rates in the problem in order to lead to diminishing circles.
  • After a LONG period of whole group discussion, our group found it very beneficial to break into smaller groups to share ideas and then have smaller group write up the lesson.

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