Missing Link: Essential Concepts for Middle School Math Teachers

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Recent studies show that once American students reach middle school, they begin to fall behind the students of many other countries in mathematical understanding and achievement. This video workshop familiarizes you with four concepts that have been identified by TIMSS (the Third International Mathematics and Science Study) as crucial to your students' future success. You’ll come to better understand the content of these math topics through demonstration of instructional techniques that show you how to involve your students in their own learning. In the "Discovery" session of each topic-pair, Master Teacher Jan Robinson (from the First in the World Consortium) leads the on-camera learner-teachers as they investigate a series of problem-based activities. The learner-teachers customize and expand upon these lessons in their own classrooms, and return with samples of their students' work. In the "In Practice" sessions, they report on their experiences, evaluate the student work, and develop new instructional and assessment techniques.

Producer:Annenberg Learner
Running Time:6 hours   (6 episodes)
Preview Episode:Proportionality and Similar Figures: Discovery   (#101)