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Lesson Study
Mathematical Modeling
Listening To Students

Lesson Study:

Fernandez, Clea and Sonal Chokshi. "A Practical Guide to Translating Lesson Study for a U.S. Setting." Phi Delta Kappan, October 2000; vol 84, no. 2: pp. 128-134.

Flannagan, Jenny Sue and M. Gail Derrick. "Improving Student Learning One-Lesson-at-a-Time." Available online in the ENC Focus archive at http://www.enc.org/features/focus/.

Hiebert, James and James W. Stigler. "A Proposal for Improving Classroom Teaching: Lessons From the TIMSS Video Study." Elementary School Journal, September 2000; vol. 101, no. 1: pp. 3-20.

Hiebert, James, Ronald Gallimore, and James W. Stigler. "A Knowledge Base for the Teaching Profession: What Would It Look Like and How Can We Get One?" Educational Researcher, June/July2002; vol. 31, no. 5: pp. 3-15. Educational Researcher is available online at http://www.aera.net/pubs.

Lewis, Catherine, et al. "Lesson Study: Crafting Learning Together." Northwest Teacher, Spring 2003; vol. 4, no. 3. A PDF version of the newsletter is available for free download at http://www.nwrel.org/msec/.

Stigler, James W. and James Hiebert. The Teaching Gap: Best Ideas From the World's Teachers for Improving Education in the Classroom. New York: Free Press, 1999.

Wang Iverson, Patsy. "Why Lesson Study?" Paper presented at the Lesson Study Conference 2002. Available online at http://www.rbs.org/lesson_study/index.shtml.

Watanabe, Tad. "Anticipating Children's Thinking: A Japanese Approach to Instruction." Mathematics Education Dialogues, November 2001 (NCTM). Available online at http://www.nctm.org/dialogues/.


Mathematical Modeling:

Bender, Edward A. An Introduction to Mathematical Modeling. New York: Dover Publications, 2000.

COMAP and Lynn Steen. For All Practical Purposes: Introduction to Contemporary Mathematics (3rd Edition). New York: W. H. Freeman & Co., 1994.

Gershenfeld, Neil. The Nature of Mathematical Modeling. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999.

Tannenbaum, Peter, and Robert Arnold. Excursions in Modern Mathematics (2nd Edition). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1995.

"Using Graphs, Equations, and Tables to Investigate the Elimination of Medicine from the Body: Modeling the Situation." Principles and Standards for School Mathematics. Reston, VA: NCTM, 2000. Available as e-example 7.2 at http://standards.nctm.org/.


Listening To Students:

Reinhart, Steven C. "Never Say Anything a Kid Can Say." Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, April 2000; vol. 5, no. 8: pp. 478-83.


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