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Developing a Keen Eye

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Video Analysis Lesson Task

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1. Introduce

The developing a keen eye video library provides teachers and coaches with a rich set of resources to support the analysis of teaching with a goal of having productive and transformative discussions about ways to promote more ambitious teaching and learning in their mathematics classrooms. The introduction to each cycle includes background information about the lesson, the teacher, and the context for the classroom video recording.

2. Goal

Establishing clear and meaningful learning goals is an essential aspect of planning for effective mathematics instruction. Teachers need focused opportunities to articulate the intended math goals of their lessons as well as the key connections students need to make in order to achieve the intended learning goal. Math learning goals should be situated within a progression of coherent teaching that promotes and deepens student understanding over time.

3. Analyze

Research shows that analysis of teaching is one of the most effective levers for improving instruction and student achievement (Roth et al., 2019). The use of short classroom video clips and keen eye protocols focus teachers' attention on ways to promote students' engagement in mathematically productive practices and key moments when students' opportunities to make progress toward the intended learning goal occur during the lesson.

4. Reflect

Reflection is an essential part of improving planning and instructional practices. No lesson is perfect and whether teachers are new to teaching or have been teaching for many years, learning and growth results from an ongoing focus on teaching from a learning stance. The final elements the keen eye video analysis reflection cycle includes opportunities to delve deeper (optional prompts to explore) and hear final reflections from the teacher in the video.

BACKGROUND & CONTEXT

INTRODUCE

Skip Counting by Fractions on the Number Line

Students explore skip counting by fractions on a number line in order to make sense of multiplying a fraction by a whole number.

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In this video, the teacher/coach (Jennifer Davison) provides some background and context for the clip in this keen eye cycle.

NARRATIVE & GOAL

Skip Counting by Fractions on the Number Line

Students explore skip counting by fractions on a number line in order to make sense of multiplying a fraction by a whole number. Students move from repeated addition and counting strategies to using equations involving fractions and whole numbers.

In this keen eye video analysis cycle, students explore skip counting by fractions on a number line in order to understand multiplication of a whole number by a fraction. Students move from repeated addition and counting strategies to multiplication equations.

Classroom MATHEMATICS PracticES

ANALYZE

Skip Counting by Fractions on the Number Line

Video Analysis: Round One

Prior to the first video analysis round, review the descriptors from page one of the keen eye template. Watch the clip with a focus on these elements of the instruction: classroom environment, teaching moves, and the nature of students' engagement in the mathematics.

Students explore skip counting by fractions on a number line in order to make sense of multiplying a fraction by a whole number.

MATH Learning opportunities

ANALYZE

Skip Counting by Fractions on the Number Line

Video Analysis: Round Two

Following round one, review the descriptors from page two of the keen eye template. Watch the clip a second time, now with a sharper focus on the mathematics and mathematical goal of the lesson. Identify key moments when students’ opportunities to achieve the learning goal occurred. Consider ways the learning opportunities could potentially be enhanced.

Students explore skip counting by fractions on a number line in order to make sense of multiplying a fraction by a whole number.

EXTENDING OUR LEARNING

Questions to Explore:

REFLECTIONS FROM THE TEACHER

REFLECT

Skip Counting by Fractions on the Number Line

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