LESSON STUDY WORK SAMPLES
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Japanese Math Study Lesson Plans ©1999, ©2000, Greenwich Japanese School & Lesson Study Research Group.
plans marked with an asterisk (*) are also included as part of the Japanese
Lesson Study Report cd-rom, which is available in the videos
& cd-roms section of this website.
lesson: "Triangles and Quadrilaterals" (drawing
Fifth-grade lesson: "Size of Per-Unit Quantity" (finding quantities for area of land, forestry, and population)*
Seventh-grade lesson: "Plain Figures and Measuring Figures" (length of arc and area of sector)*
More math lesson plans coming soon!
Japanese Science Lesson Plans ©2000, Greenwich Japanese School & Lesson Study Research Group.
Lesson plans marked with an asterisk (*) are also included as part of the Japanese Lesson Study Report cd-rom, which is available in the videos & cd-rom section of this website.
Third-grade lesson: "Let's Light Up a Light Bulb!" (how to light up a light bulb)*
Fourth-grade lesson: "Behavior of Substances at Different Temperatures" (how water heats)*
Ninth-grade lesson: "Movement of Objects" (investigating motion around us, and presenting results from the results of these investigations)*
Excerpts from the Japanese lesson study open house booklet from the Greenwich Japanese School Open House on November 14, 2000. ©2000, Greenwich Japanese School & Lesson Study Research Group.
A complete copy of this brochure is included as part of the Japanese Lesson Study Report cd-rom, which is available in the videos & cd-rom section of this website.
Conducting Lesson Study: a description of the organization and summary of the Greenwich Japanese teachers' lesson study work;
of Developing a Lesson Through Lesson Study: a diagram
which describes the sequence of the steps involved in lesson study;
Background and Purpose of this Lesson Study Open House & Thoughts We Would like to Share with American Educators: (1) a brief description of the collaboration between the Japanese teachers, the Lesson Study Research Group, and the American teachers at Paterson School #2; and (2) the Japanese teachers' insights and reflections about the role of the Japanese curriculum, how lessons fit into this curriculum, and how lesson study fits into this;
Lesson Plan and How to Look at It: instructions for reading the lesson plans and observing the lessons;
Mathematics Research Report: a description of the Greenwich Japanese teachers' reasons for setting up their goal and a history of the their lesson-study related activities.