Lesson Study Toolkit Samples

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Area of Polygons
(recommended for elementary school grade teachers)

1. Area of Polygons toolkit (abridged version 2009)

2. Japanese Mathematics for Elementary School textbooks: Arithmetic grades 1 to 6, available from Global Education Resources (www.globaledresources.com). Cost: $128.65 plus shipping.

3. Japanese Elementary Course of Study: Arithmetic grades 1 to 6, available from Global Education Resources (www.globaledresources.com). Cost: $12.99 plus shipping.

4. Excerpts from the Japanese textbook Teachers' Manual - units related to the Area of Polygons.

5. Research Summary: Measurement of Geometric Objects © 2008 by Education Development Center, Inc. from Fostering Geometric Thinking. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann. Used with permission. All rights reserved. Please visit their website at www.heinemann.com for more teaching resources and services. (Password protected, see above).

6. Can you Find the Area? - DVD (©2003)

Lesson Plan - Grade 4           Video Clips

7. Seeing Shapes within Shapes

Lesson Plan - Grade 2            Video Clips

8. TIMSS - Grade 8 Lesson -  Video Clip

9. Lesson Study Resources  

10. Concept Map template.

Proportional Reasoning
(recommended for elementary and middle school grade teachers)

1. Proportional Reasoning toolkit (abridged version 2009)

2. Japanese Mathematics for Elementary School textbooks: Arithmetic grades 1 to 6, available from Global Education Resources (www.globaledresources.com). Cost: $128.65 plus shipping.

3. Japanese Grades 7, 8 and 9 Mathematics textbooks, available from The University of Chicago Mathematics Project (http://ucsmp.uchicago.edu/; click on Translation Series under Resources Component for outline and order form.) Cost: $57.00 plus shipping.

4. Excerpts from the Japanese textbook Teachers' Manual - units related to Proportional Reasoning.

5. Making Connections: A Case for Proportionality (Cramer & Post, 1993) provided by the Rational Number Project, available at: http://cehd.umn.edu/rationalnumberproject/93_3.html

6. Annotated guide for Resources on Proportional Reasoning.

7. Caterpillars - DVD (©2007)

Lesson Plan - Grade 6          Video Clips

8. Lesson Study Resources

9. Concept map template.

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