Lesson Study Alliance of Chicago and the Japanese Futabakai School in Arlington Heights cordially invite you to attend a public “research lesson” introducing fractions to grade 3 students on Friday, November 17.

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In Japan, fractions are taught very differently than in the U.S. and with greater success, and the Japanese curriculum was influential in the development of the Common Core State Standards. Japanese math lessons are also structured very differently than typical American math lessons, using an exciting approach known as “teaching math through problem-solving” that cultivates many of the Mathematical Practices.

This public lesson provides an opportunity to observe both the specifics of how fractions are introduced and an example of this “teaching math through problem-solving” approach. There will be an in-depth discussion of the lesson immediately afterward. Simultaneous translation in English will be provided for the lesson and discussion.
The cost for this unusual opportunity is $150, or $75 for Chicago Public School employees.
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Please register soon, as space is limited.