University of Calgary

Miwa Aoki Takeuchi

  • Associate Professor

Currently Teaching


Dr. Miwa Aoki Takeuchi completed her PhD in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. Previously, she worked as a research fellow with the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. In September 2014, she joined the Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary. 

Research & Scholarly Activity

Dr. Miwa Aoki Takeuchi's areas of expertise are equity and diversity in early mathematics education and the relationships between language and mathematics learning. Her works are situated in an emerging and transdisciplinary field to address a complex educational issue: Improving access to rich mathematics learning opportunities, with a focus on linguistic diversity, and cultural and historical contexts. Dr. Takeuchi approaches this issue through longitudinal and horizontal analyses of mathematics learning trajectories (both in and out-of-school settings), students’ identities and lived experiences in learning mathematics, students’ collaboration for mathematics learning and co-design of learning environments with learners, teachers, and parents. 

Current Projects:

  • Interaction and collaboration for mathematics learning in diverse Canadian classrooms (SSHRC Insight Development Grant) (PI: Dr. Miwa Aoki Takeuchi) 
  • Mathematics experiences, images and identities (SSHRC Insight Grant) (PI: Dr. Jo Towers)
  • Developing mathematical literacy and mathematics identity through game design (Research Partnership Program, Alberta Education) (PI: Dr. Beaumie Kim)
  • Examining teacher and student learning in mathematics through design-based research (Research Partnership Program, Alberta Education) (PI: Dr. Armando Paulino Preciado Babb) 


Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto

Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto

BSc (Ed)
Hokkaido University, Japan

Selected Publications

For the list of all of my publications:

Takeuchi, M. A. (2018). Power and identity in immigrant parents’ involvement in early years mathematics learning. Educational Studies in Mathematics, 97 (1), 39-53. doi: 10.1007/s10649-017-9781-4 

Takeuchi, M. A. (2016). Friendships and group work n linguistically diverse mathematics classrooms: Opportunities to learn for English language learners. Journal of the Learning Sciences, 25 (3),411-437. doi: 10.1080/10508406.2016.1169422

Takeuchi, M.A., Towers, J., & Plosz, J. (2016). Early years students’ relationships with mathematics. Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 62 (2), 168-183.Retrieved from 

Takeuchi, M., & Coyle, R. (2015). Learning elapsed time through afterschool activities. Ontario Mathematics Gazette, 54 (2), 9–13. Retrieved from

Takeuchi, M. (2015). The situated multiliteracies approach to classroom participation: English language learners’ participation in classroom mathematics practices. Journal of Language, Identity and Education, 14 (3), 159-178. doi: 10.1080/15348458.2015.1041341


Research Grants

  • 2015-2017 Insight Development Grant, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada: 41,204 CAD 
  • 2012-2014 Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: 3,760,000 YEN 


  • Research Fellowship – Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
  • Mary Stager Graduate Student Award – OISE/University of Toronto
  • Doctoral Completion Award – University of Toronto
  • University of Toronto Funding Grant
  • Government of Canada Award – Canadian Government
  • Academic Excellence Award – OISE/ University of Toronto
  • Ambassadorial Scholarship – Rotary International
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