As You Participate in Each Meeting
We suggest that you use an agenda to guide each meeting; the sample agendas above can be used as a guide.
When your team is solving mathematical tasks, we recommend that you provide time for team members to solve the task independently before the group shares solution strategies. We think both students and adults benefit from time to solve a mathematical task independently before hearing others’ ideas.
To help you keep track of your thinking along the way, and to help us learn from it, team members should individually complete brief Meeting Reflection Forms (see below) at the end of each Lesson Study meeting. These meeting reflections may also be useful for sharing ideas within your group. After team members have had a chance to fill out individual reflection forms near the end of each meeting, they may want to share some ideas with the team. Recording these in the team notes and reading them as you begin your next meeting may help your group quickly dive back into the work.