Introduction: Japanese Theories and Overview of the Chapters in This Book

Masami Isoda, Raimundo Olfos

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This introductory chapter explains the origin of this book and provides overviews of every chapter in Parts I and II of the book. Part I of the book is aimed at explaining what multiplication and lesson study are in relation to the Japanese approach. It provides an overview of Japanese theories on mathematics education for developing students who learn mathematics by and for themselves and provides necessary ideas to understand the Japanese approach and lesson study. Part II consists of contributions from leading researchers in Ibero-America. Through their contributions, this book provides various perspectives based on different theories of mathematics education which provide the opportunity to reconsider the teaching of multiplication and theories.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTeaching Multiplication with Lesson Study
Subtitle of host publicationJapanese and Ibero-American Theories for International Mathematics Education
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9783030285616
ISBN (Print)9783030285609
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2020


  • Curriculum theory
  • Design theory
  • French didactics
  • Lesson study
  • Mathematization


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