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Lesson Plans by the Chicago Lesson Study Group

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Lesson Plan Title Revision Number Provided by Date Presented at Instructor Grades Area Keywords Related Event Average Votes
Determining the Rule for Finding Equivalent Fractions1Jay Laughlin, Drago Petrusic, and Char Seiverling2012-02-23Prieto Public Research LessonJay Laughlin4Math4th grade, equivalent fractions658
Inventing Function Notation3Tom McDougal and Andrew Friesema2012-02-03Prieto Lesson Study Open HouseTom McDougal8, 9Algebra - Functionsfunctions,_function_notation,_inventing,_discussion,, logical_reasoning554
How many cards do we need to display the dates of the month on the wall?2Takahashi, Akihiko2010-05-14Central Valley Lesson Study Conference, Fresno, CATakahashi, Akihiko5Math498
Take It Away!1E. Alcantara, Y. Guzman, J. Lerner, K. Nelson, N. Ortega, L. Zaimi2010-04-29Chicago Lesson Study GroupOrtega, Nathanael2MathSubtraction687
Experience the 5E Instructional Model with Electrical Circuits1Rogg, Steven - Hergenrother, Emily - Mazzucco, Evelyn2010-03-15Greenman Elementary School, Aurora, IllinoisRogg, Steven, Ph.D.Science632
How many cards do we need to display the dates of the month on the wall?1Takahashi, Akihiko2009-10-152009 Nueva Gifted Learning Conference, Hillsborough, CATakahashi, Akihiko3Mathplace value notation, Problem Solving 430
Where Should You Turn?2Carter, Tracey - Kaplan, Laura - McDougal, Tom and the Chicago Lesson Study Group2009-03-31Sabin SchoolMcDougal, Tom3MathDecimals684
Introducing fractions1Takahashi, Akihiko2009-03-03Mills College Children’s School, Oakland, CATakahashi, Akihiko3, 4, 5 ,6MathFractions_, fractions802
Where Should You Turn?1Carter, Tracey - Kaplan, Laura - Mazzucco, Evelyn - McDougal, Tom and the Chicago Lesson Study Group2008-05-09The Chicago Lesson Study ConferenceCarter, Tracey3MathDecimals628
How many isosceles triangles can you find?2Takahashi, Akihiko2007-10-25The gifted learning conference at the Nueva School, Hillsborough, CATakahashi, Akihiko5MathIsosceles triangle, geoboard, open-ended approach740
Art or Junk? Discovering the Triangle Inequality1Brown, Heather - McDougal, Thomas - Takahashi, Akihiko and the Chicago Lesson Study Group2007-05-12The Sixth Annual Lesson Study ConferenceMcDougal, Thomas6Math, triangle_inequality828
Reciprocals of Quadratic Functions1Brown, Heather - Ceaser, Marla - Farrell, Ann - Hergonrother, Emily - Hoopes, Kate - Kaplan, Laura - Mazzucco, Evelyn2007-05-11Adlai E. Stevenson High School, Lincolnshire, ILBrown, Heather9Math, Polynomials557
Fractions1Carter, Tracey - Kotler, Rebecca - McDougal, Tom2007-05-10Sixth Annual Chicago Lesson Study ConferenceCarter, Tracey3Math706
The Secret of the Crystal Ball1Takahashi, Akihiko2007-04-26Lesson Study Workshop at Las Cruces, NMTakahashi, Akihiko8MathMathematical expressions, Problem solving501
Problem Solving with Multi-Step Number Stories1Phillips, Kara - Mahoney Betty, Shannon - Ana Solis, Scalia2007-03-07Chicago Lesson Study GroupAlbers, Katherine5Math, problem_solving494
Playing Math Fever1Takahashi, Akihiko2007-01-11Lesson Study Workshop at the Van Buren Middle School, Albuquerque, NMTakahashi, Akihiko7MathNegative number, Number line611
Volume of a Stair-Step1McDougal, Thomas - Takahashi, Akihiko2006-11-27Chicago Futabakai Japanese SchoolMcDougal, Thomas3Math539
Students Strides1Kowieski, Jen - Brown, Heather - Kaplan, Laura - Root, Kathy - Carroll, Gina2006-09-21NCTM Regional ConferenceKowieski, Jen5Math, decimals583
Does the area of the quadrilateral change?2Takahashi, Akihiko2006-05-13Chicago Lesson Study Conference 2006Takahashi, Akihiko6MathProblem solving, area of parallelogram, area formula598
Does the area of the quadrilateral change?1Takahashi, Akihiko2006-05-04Lesson Study Workshop at Albuquerque, NMTakahashi, Akihiko6MathProblem solving, area of parallelogram, area formula493
Punch Mix-Up1Thigpen, Donna - Finke, Kathleen - Brown, Heather - Kowieski, Jen2005-05-21National Teachers Academy Professional Development SchoolHolliday, Lorna5Math560
Half Math Quilt1Carter, Tracey - Taylor, LaTina - Gue, Valerie - Couri, Gina - Fitzpatrick, Kathy2005-05-21National Teachers Academy Professional Development SchoolCarter, Tracey3Math455
Crafty Fractions1Couri, Gina - Fitzpatrick, Kathleen - Carter, Tracey - Taylor, LaTina - Gue, Valerie2005-05-19St. Josaphat SchoolFitzpatrick, Kathleen3Math, fractions522
Applying Proportionality in Scale Drawings1Brown, Heather - Fink, Kathleen - Holliday, Lorna - Kowieski, Jen - Thigpen, Donna2005-05-19St. Josaphat SchoolKowieski, Jen6Math401
Developing Algebraic Reasoning Through Problem Solving1Couri, Gina - Fitzpatrick, Kathy - Rippy, Tonya - Taylor, LaTina2004-05-22National Teachers Academy Professional Development SchoolTaylor, LaTina3Math475
Patterns In Hexagon Tables1Thigpen, Donna - Carter, Tracey - Naughton, Katie - Kurowski, Carol2004-05-22National Teachers Academy Professional Development SchoolThigpen, Donna6Math474
Finding the Area and Perimeter of Polygons1Naughton, Katie - Couri, Gina - Kurowski, Carol2004-01-12St. Josaphat SchoolCouri, Gina6Math699
How many isosceles triangles can you find?1Takahashi, Akihiko2003-10-17Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics 54th Annual ConferenceTakahashi, Akihiko7MathIsosceles triangle, geoboard, open-ended approach577
Measurement and Conversion of Units in a Recipe1Couri, Gina - Kurowski, Carol - Naughton, Katie2003-05-23St. Josaphat SchoolCouri, Gina4Math530
Which container holds a larger amount of popcorn?1Takahashi, Akihiko2003-01-24NWREL Lesson Study Institute At the Harriet Tubman Middle School, Portland, OregonTakahashi, Akihiko7MathVolume_of_a_rectangular_prism,_Problem_solving, equation526
Representing relationships with equations1Takahashi, Akihiko2002-10-03Meadow Heights Elementary School, San Mateo, CATakahashi, Akihiko3MathRepresenting numbers, Equations, Cuisenaire Rods449
Finding the Area of Shapes1Takahashi, Akihiko2002-04-16Lesson Study Workshop at San Mateo CA, April 15-18, 2002Takahashi, Akihiko4MathFinding the area, equivalent-area transformation, area of parallelogram, open-ended approach, geoboard684
How many edges do I need to cut in order to open a cube?1Takahashi, Akihiko2001-08-10Lesson Study Summer Workshop at the Brewer Island School, San Mateo, CATakahashi, Akihiko5Mathproblem solving, open-ended approach, cube456