# Mathematics Teaching and Learning as a Mediating Process: The Case of Tape Diagrams

@article{Murata2008MathematicsTA, title={Mathematics Teaching and Learning as a Mediating Process: The Case of Tape Diagrams}, author={Aki Murata}, journal={Mathematical Thinking and Learning}, year={2008}, volume={10}, pages={374 - 406} }

This article examines how visual representations may mediate the teaching and learning of mathematics over time in Japanese elementary classrooms. Using the Zone of Proximal Development Mathematical Learning Model (Murata & Fuson, 2006; Fuson & Murata, 2007), the process of mediation is explicated. The tape diagram, a central visual representation used in Japanese mathematics curriculum, is explored for its roles and the student learning that is intended to be mediated over time, illuminating…

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