This is the Lesson Study in Primary Mathematics: Implementation course. BVPS Team 1 (Upper Primary)has completed their lesson-planning stage with one of the sessions facilitated by me. They have selected as a research theme to develop confidence in problem solving.
The research lesson and post-lesson discussion was on 24 May 2010.
The team found that the manipulative and group setting made students more confident and they participated more. There were questions about if this also led to learning. This is one of the focus of the second cycle research lesson.
It was also found that students had difficulties cutting up the bar model after drawing them. In the lesson revision meeting, teacher were led to see that there are different categories of this skill - cutting 2 bars into 4, cutting 2 into 10 and cutting 2 into 5. The team will work out if they have included all situations in the lesson and the order in which the tasks will be used.
I look forward to the second cycle lesson on 30 August 2010.
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