Why Do Americans Stink at Math? – NYTimes.com

Why Do Americans Stink at Math? – NYTimes.com.

I love the concept of jugyokenkyu explained in this article: a public “lesson study” for teachers where a lesson is taught, and observed discussed and critiqued. Green writes, “The best discussions were the most microscopic, minute-by-minute recollections of what had occurred, with commentary…By the end, the teachers had learned not just how to teach the material from that day but also about math and the shape of students’ thoughts and how to mold them.”


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