We collected four mathematics lessons from each of the seven countries that participated in the TIMSS 1999 Video Study. The Japanese lessons in this set were collected in 1995 and re-analyzed for the TIMSS 1999 Video Study.

Choose a country from the menu at the right. No individual lesson can capture all typical features of teaching in a country. However, the four public release lessons as a collection illustrate many typical features.

The teachers filmed in this set of lessons volunteered to have their lessons included in the TIMSS 1999 Video Study Public Release collection. Their significant contribution to the field of education should be acknowledged with appropriate respect. This collection of lessons was videotaped for the specific purpose of education research. Therefore, the videotaping technique used was designed to minimize classroom disruption, and editing of the lessons was minimal.

This lesson data, including the video footage, should be used for teacher professional development and education research purposes only.