The Teaching Gap

by James W. Stigler & James Hiebert

This book explores the videotape study of 8th-grade mathematics education that was part of the TIMSS.  I won't do a long summary as the elements of Lesson Study, described in the book, are fully dealt with in that portion of this site.  At the suggestion of the Lesson Study Implementation Committee, Metro Nashville Public Schools bought this book for all our teachers (approximately 4,500) at the beginning of the 2000-2001 school year.  It is clearly written and interesting for anyone with a real interest in improving teaching and learning in our schools.