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last modified:2022/06/10

Professor OTANI Minoru


Faculty, Affiliation

Faculty of Education, Institute of Human and Social Sciences
Dean, Graduate School of Professional Development in Teacher Education

College and School Educational Field

Course in Curriculum Studies, School of Teacher Education, College of Human and Social Sciences


Research Laboratory of Mathematics TEL:076-264-5502 FAX:076-264-6035

Academic Background

【Academic background(Doctoral/Master's Degree)】
University of Tsukuba Doctor Graduate School, Division of Education 1990 Unfinished course
【Academic background(Bachelor's Degree)】
Kanazawa University 1983
Doctoral degree in Education
Masters degree in Education
Masters degree in Education


University of Tukuba Faculty of Education(1992/07/01-1994/08/31)
University of Tsukuba Division of Research Collaboration(1990/08/01-1992/06/30)
Sugamo Secondary School Mathematics Division(1985/04/01-1989/08/31)

Year & Month of Birth


Academic Society

Japan Soaciety of Mathematics Education
Japan Society of Science Education


Japan Society of Science Education


Mathematics Education、Science education、Education on school subjects and activities

Speciality Keywords

Mathematics Education

Research Themes

Research in classroom process in school mathematics


  •  Watson, A., Ohtani, M. Task Design in Mathematics Education: an ICMI study 22. Springer 2015/10
  •  Social Formation of Mathematical Activity in Mathematics Classroom Kazama Shobo 2002/02
  •  Berinderjeet Kaur, Glenda Anthony, Minoru Ohtani, David Clarke Student Voice in Mathematics Classrooms Around the World Sense Publishers 2013/07
  •  Frederick K. S. Leung, Kyungmee Park, Derek Holton, David Clarke Algebra teaching around the world Sense Publishers 2014/08
  •  Research Handbook on Mathematics Education Toyokan 182-194 2010/04

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  •  Mathematics Education at Elementary School Kyodo Syppann 2002/06
  •  Teaching Mathematics for Junior Secondary School: Collected Teachinf Practice in CD-ROM Nichibun 2003/03
  •  Classroom Research with Qualitative Mtheods Kitaooji Shobou 2000/07
  •  Children with Mathematical Communication Skill Nichibunn 1999/09
  •  Paul Ernest The Philosophy of Mathematics Education 2015/10
  •  Minei Akiko, Kawanobe Satoshi  Education in Central Asia and Globalism 2012/03
  •  Toshiakira Fujii Mathematics Education 2015/10


  •  In search of theoretical perspective on the “lesson study” in mathematics Proceedings of 33rd Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education 1 105-107 2009/07
  •  An ethnomethodological study of socio-mathematical activity in classroom interaction Proceedings of the ICME-EARCOME 1 1 3 523-531 1998/07
  •  High context and hidden agency in Japanese mathematical discourse: A Vygotskian Perspectve Proceedings of 24th Annual Conference for the Psychology of Mathematics Education 24 1 213 2000/07
  •  Social organization of decontexualized mathematical activity in classroom discourse: A Vygotskian perspective 日本数学教育学会第31回数学教育論文発表会論文集 31 505-506 1998/11
  •  Teaching Proportion for the Articulation with Junior Secondary Level: Design of a Teaching Experiment Based on the Cultural-Historical Activity Theory Ohtani Minoru, Nakamura Masae Journal of Japan Society of Mathematical Edcation 84 6 11-22 2002/06

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  •  Teaching Proportion form Propertries to Dedining Character 35 319-3 2002/11
  •  Social Formation of Task Structure and Participation Structire in Mathematics Classroom 26 115-1 2002/09
  •  Teaching Proportion in view of differences between elementary and junior secondary school 535 104-1 2002/06
  •  Teaching Experint of Proprtion for the Transision from Propertieis to Defining Character 536 104-1 2002/07
  •  Bringing up of qualitative levels through mathematical avtivity 217 22-24 2002/09
  •  Teaching Proportion for the articulation with Junior Secondary School 375 66-68 2002/04
  •  Designing Unit for Teaching Proportion Based on Cultural-Historical Activity Theory 31st Conference of the Onternational Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Edu 4 2007/07
  •  Symbolizing process of number tables, graphs, and expression: Qualitative analysis of teacher-student discourse in teaching proporton Ohtani Minoru, Nakamura Masae 86 4 3-13 2004/04
  •  Teaching Experiment of Linear Equation Based on the Development of Equality Ohtani Minoru, Kanno Yumikom, Nakamura Masae 39 2006/11
  •  Social organizations of decontextualized mathematical activity in classroom discourse: A Vygotskian perspective on context and agency Proceedings of 34th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education 1 218-221 2010/07
  •  Teachers’ learning and lesson study: Content, community, and context Proceedings of 35th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education 1 63-66 2011/07
  •  Inquiry-Based, Collaborative, and Cross-Curriculum Learning in High School Mathematics:Implementation of RME approaches in Kanazawa University attached Senior High School Kawayachi Tetsuji,Toda Suguru,Sakai Yuji,Toyama Kohei, Ohtani Minoru, Itoh Shinya Journal of Japan Society of Mathematics Education 102 3 4-15 2020/03/30
  •  Classroom discourse that affects reification of a mathematical object: The case of function. Nunokawa, K.,Ohtani, M., Hiko, K. In pursuit of quality mathematics education for all: Proceedings of the 7th ICMI-East Asia Regional Conference on Mathematics Education 1 1 425-432 2015/05
  •  Content Analysis for PISA Competency in the Dutch Mathematics Textbooks Minoru Ohtani Textbook Research Forum 30-41 2013
  •  Principles and frameworks for task design within and across communities Carolyn Kieran, Michiel Doorman, Minoru Ohtani Proceedings of ICMI Study 22: Task design in mathematics education. 1 1 419-420 2013/07
  •  ICMI study Task design in mathematics education: An outline of progress Anne Watson, Minoru Ohtani Mathematics Eucation 61 1 249-259 2015

Conference Presentations


  •  Developing creativity for mathematically talented Korean Sosiety of Educational Stidies in Mathematics 2007/02
  •  International Comparison for Developing Creativity in Mathematics Education Senuma Hanako, Ohtani Minoru 29 2 89-98 2005/06

Arts and Fieldwork


Theme to the desired joint research

Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research


Competitive research funding,Contribution

Collaborative research,Consignment study

Classes (Bachelors)

○Introduction to Region-studies(2017)

Classes (Graduate Schools)

○Seminar in Lesson Studies on Mathematics(2016)
○Topics in Lesson Studies on Mathematics A(2016)

International Project

International Students

Lecture themes

Others (Social Activities)

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