## Japanese Lesson Study Summary## Monday - Friday, July 12-16, 2004This week Lesson Study has been introduced to several of our group members and clarified for others. This was done using a variety of resources. Gail Burrill talked about her experiences with Lesson Study. She brought a video
of a demonstration lesson on functions and an article RBS Currents Deciding on the topic of the research lesson took a number of days. First, we listed the topics in Algebra and Geometry which we feel the students either "get" or "don't get."
Shift changes in linear equations
Algebra
Know area, perimeter formulas for common shapes
No sense units This helped us focus on what we might want to address. Each member of the working group chose a subject and his or her three favorite items. We have selected a topic for our research lesson: We will study how students learn that change can be represented by a graph. On Friday, we broke into two groups to flesh out two versions of a lesson which will be merged next week. PCMI@MathForum Home || IAS/PCMI Home
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