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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 mediators 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.
    Merav graduated M.Sc. in Mathematics Education (Summa cum laude) in 2017 from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.
    She served as a professional development instructor for secondary mathematics teachers and was a high school mathematics teacher.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2020 Adapting a professional development program for cognitively demanding instruction across shifting contextsEducational Studies in Mathematics.  104:385-403. 2020
    2019 The realization tree assessment tool – examining explorative participation in mathematics lessonsJournal 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

    Full Name

  • Merav Weingarden