How Many Seats? Excerpts from a lesson study cycle (2005)

Running time: 30 minutes (8 segments)

Price: $35.00

  • Description:

    This DVD shows excerpts from a lesson study cycle that occurred during a 10-day summer workshop on lesson study and algebra.

    During the first days of the workshop, teachers solve and discuss algebra problems, study state mathematics standards, and identify elementary-grade concepts critical to students’ subsequent success in algebra. They study several existing lessons and choose one as the basis for their research lesson, taking it through two cycles of planning, teaching, observation, and reflection.

    Although lesson study is sometimes portrayed as a way to “polish” lessons, their work focuses not just on improving the lesson, but on deepening their own understanding of mathematics, of students, and of teaching.