Topic: classroom observation in the 8th grade math classroom
Note:1.It is an 8th grade math classroom, including 20 kids and having heterogeneous grouping.
2. Answer and focus on the following questions.
a. What does the teacher understand about the mathematics? What evidence is there that the teacher has a long-term mathematical agenda?
b. How does the teacher work with the sense the children are making? What are instances of productive ways in which the teacher works with students’ confusions?
c. How does the teacher show that he/she understands that students’ ideas develop over time? How does the teacher appear to adjust he/she teaching on the basis of the mathematical ideas that he/she hears from students?
d.In What ways does the teacher support students in showing respect for each other ideas? What evidence is there that the teacher is setting the tone for students to see each other as resources for mathematical thinking?
e.What is teacher’s style? Tone of class? Objectives was clearly stated? What type of objectives were in evidence?(coverage, activities, involvement, thinking skills) What strategies and approach are used?
f.How effective was this lesson? What suggestions would you make?
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