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Understanding Lesson Study for Mathematics

A Practical Guide for Improving Teaching and Learning, 1st Edition

By Rosa Archer, Sian Morgan, David Swanson

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248 pages

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This hands-on introduction shows you how to improve learning through a lesson study approach. Synthesising the latest research, expert authors offer practical advice for teachers who want to begin using lesson study as well those looking to improve current practice. Ten chapters each focus on a lesson in a key area of the curriculum, including fractions, proportional relationships, shape, geometry, algebra and dialogic reasoning. Each provides background to the lesson, an outline of key features, a description of the experience of teaching the lesson, and post-lesson discussion and reflections. Crucially, each chapter also includes a detailed lesson plan with links to helpful resources.

Table of Contents

This hands-on introduction shows you how to improve learning through a lesson study approach. Synthesising the latest research, expert authors offer practical advice for teachers who want to begin using lesson study as well those looking to improve current practice. Ten chapters each focus on a lesson in a key area of the curriculum, including fractions, proportional relationships, shape, geometry, algebra and dialogic reasoning. Each provides background to the lesson, an outline of key features, a description of the experience of teaching the lesson, and post-lesson discussion and reflections. Crucially, each chapter also includes a detailed lesson plan with links to helpful resources.

About the Authors

Rosa Archer is the team leader for the PGCE Secondary Mathematics course. She is also responsible (by leading a team of lecturers and teaching some of the classes) for an 8 week mathematics enhancement course. She also works as a tutor for Teach First at the University of Manchester. Rosa has supported 5 MA dissertations (Teach First), and developed an undergraduate module (3rd year 10 credits) on Mathematics Education, which she started teaching in February 2016. Rosa has published papers on lesson study in refereed journals and teachers’ professional development magazines, and in 2015 spent 2 weeks in Japan sponsored by the Japanese government and Nottingham University working on lesson study. She has many years’ experience of teaching mathematics in secondary schools and sixth form colleges.

Siân Morgan is a tutor and teacher on the PGCE Secondary Mathematics course at the University of Manchester. She leads the educational professional studies element of the course for all secondary PGCE students. Previously she taught secondary mathematics in various schools before becoming a mathematics consultant for a local authority, where she developed and delivered numerous professional development courses. She currently develops and leads professional studies courses with the NW1 maths hub, most of which involve lesson study. Her current research interests involve lesson study, professional development and mathematical pedagogy.

David Swanson taught mathematics for many years within Further Education. He now teaches on the PGCE mathematics and undergraduate courses at Manchester University, develops and leads professional development courses with the NW1 Mathematics Hub, and researches mathematics education. His current research work and interests include the development of mathematical concepts, the development of pedagogical concepts, the social context of mathematics education, and mathematics anxiety.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
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EDUCATION / General