GUIDANCE

Lesson Study: Enhancing Mathematics Teaching and Learning David Burghes CIMT (Centre for Innovation in Mathematics Teaching) University of Plymouth Derek Robinson Bishop Luffa School, Chichester

Lesson Study: Enhancing Mathematics Teaching and Learning

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Lesson Study: Enhancing Mathematics Teaching and Learning

Contents

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Acknowledgements

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About the Authors

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1. Introduction to Lesson Study

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2. Issues in Mathematics Teaching and Learning

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3. Feedback from Pathfinder Schools

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4. Recommended Practice for Lesson Study in Mathematics

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5. Sustainability of Lesson Study

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6. Value of Lesson Study

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7. Identifying the Research Theme or Overarching Aim

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8. Final Thoughts

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References

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Appendix 1: EPPI Review of Collaborative Continuing Professional Development

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Appendix 2: Possible Focus for Lesson Study in Mathematics

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Appendix 3: A Sample Lesson Plan

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Appendix 4: Proforma for Lesson Planning

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Appendix 5: Proforma for Lesson Observation

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Appendix 6: Proforma for Lesson Review

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Appendix 7: Protocols for Within-School Lesson Study

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Appendix 8: Understanding Japanese Mathematics Lessons

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Lesson Study: Enhancing Mathematics Teaching and Learning

Acknowledgements This manual for lesson study has been developed from the work of the Centre for Innovation in Mathematics Teaching (CIMT) as a result of its national and international projects.

Further important contributions have been made by our international consultants, particularly Masataka Koyama (Japan) and Tibor Szalontai (Hungary).

We are delighted to thank the numerous colleagues who have contributed. In particular, we are very grateful for the help and guidance given by our colleagues Mike Hindle, Mar