ERIC Number: ED410117
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
A Fifth-Grade Math Lesson with Linda Hallenbeck. School Development Library. [Multimedia.]
North Central Regional Educational Lab., Oak Brook, IL.
Items in the North Central Regional Educational Laboratory's (NCREL) School Development Library series are multimedia packages consisting of print, video, audio, and CD-ROM resources designed to support educators in their efforts to improve classroom instruction. This particular set consists of a 40-minute video and a printed booklet focusing on Linda Hallenbeck, a fifth-grade teacher. The video of her classroom shows her teaching a math lesson on probability incorporating coin flipping, spinner spinning, and die throwing. The lesson is a combination of whole group and small group hands-on, collaborative activities. The teacher asks probing questions to help children formulate their ideas about probability and encourages the children to express their reasoning and to listen carefully to each other. The lesson emphasizes that mathematics is about solving everyday, real-life problems, and there are many ways to solve a problem. It is actual footage of a fifth-grade classroom and is divided into 22 events, each division representing a change in the activities or flow of the classroom. The text of the booklet is based on spoken comments made by various people as they watched the video. The booklet's intent is not to be a verbatim transcript, but rather to capture the viewer's reactions to the classroom. (JRH)
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Educational Strategies, Evaluation, Grade 5, Intermediate Grades, Learning Activities, Mathematics Instruction, Probability, Problem Solving, Relevance (Education), Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Thinking Skills
North Central Regional Educational Laboratory, 1900 Spring Road, Suite 300, Oak Brook, IL 60521-1480; telephone: 800-356-2735.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Central Regional Educational Lab., Oak Brook, IL.
Note: The videotape component of this multimedia package is not available from ERIC.