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

  title={Mathematics Teaching and Learning as a Mediating Process: The Case of Tape Diagrams},
  author={Aki Murata},
  journal={Mathematical Thinking and Learning},
  pages={374 - 406}
  • Aki Murata
  • Published 21 October 2008
  • Education
  • Mathematical Thinking and Learning
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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