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  • Merav Weingarden is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Mathematics Education in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of New Hampshire, United States.
    She holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics Education from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.

    Her research interests include improving the communication about teaching mathematics among researchers, teacher educators and teachers.
    More specifically, she focuses on developing pedagogical tools for improving pre-service teacher learning to teach mathematics.

    She is currently working on a long-term project that investigates beginning teachers' expertise to teach mathematics via reasoning and proof.
    Her work focuses on the socio-cultural aspects of this process and on developing a conceptual framework to theorize, based on the commognitive theory, learning opportunities for reasoning and proving.

    In her P.hD. research, Merav developed a novel tool – The Realization Tree Assessment (RTA) tool for improving the communication about Teaching Mathematics for Explorative Participation.

    She established the Young Israeli Researchers in Mathematics Education (YIRME) group, and since 2020 she has led this group and its activities.

    Merav graduated M.Sc. in Mathematics Education (Summa cum laude) in 2017 from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.
    She served as a teaching assistant in a variety of courses in the Faculty of Education in Science and Technology at the Technion, a professional development instructor for secondary mathematics teachers, and a secondary mathematics student-teachers mentor. In addition, she was a high school mathematics teacher.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2023 What Can the Realization Tree Assessment Tool Reveal About Explorative Classroom Discussions?Journal for Research in Mathematics Education.  54:97-117. 2023
    2020 Adapting a professional development program for cognitively demanding instruction across shifting contextsEducational Studies in Mathematics: an international journal.  104:385-403. 2020
    2019 The realization tree assessment tool – examining explorative participation in mathematics lessonsThe Journal of Mathematical Behavior.  56:100717-100717. 2019

    Conference Paper

    Year Title
    2021 Opportunities for Explorative Participation in Different Achievement GroupsProceedings of the 44th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. 264-272. 2021
    2020 The Realization Tree Assessment (RTA) tool as a representation of explorative teachingProceedings of the 25th conference of the International Commission on Mathematical Instruction – ICMI study 25. Teachers of Mathematics Working and Learning in Collaborative Groups. 708-715. 2020
    2019 Opportunities for Saming Realizations in Different TasksProceedings of the 43rd Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. 430-437. 2019
    2018 Examining Explorative Instruction According to the Realization Tree Assessment ToolProceedings of the 42nd Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. 427-434. 2018
    2017 The Realization Tree Assessment tool: Assessing the exposure to mathematical objects during a lessonProceedings of the tenth Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education. Dublin, Ireland. 2017
    Opportunities for Reasoning-and-Proving in Mathematical Tasks: A Discursive PerspectiveProceedings of the 44th annual meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME-NA). 839-848.

    Full Name

  • Merav Weingarden