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Born: 4/27/1946, TelAviv, Israel
Status: Married + 3
Address: 70 Ha'Carmel Street, KefarSava, 44231, Israel

Education
19841988

Ph.D., Cognitive Development, Tel Aviv University, School of Education
Dissertation: "The effect of verbal content, mathematical classification, level of numerical difficulty and learning on the development of the ability to solve combinatorial problems, in children (1112), adolescents (1314) and adults (arithmetic teachers)".

19781982

M.A., Curriculum Development, Tel Aviv University, School of Education

19761978

Teaching Certificate in Chemistry, TechnionIsrael Institute of Technology, Haifa

19681972

B.Sc., Chemical Engineering, TechnionIsrael Institute of Technology, Haifa

Further Education
2001

Associative Thinking, The Branco Weiss Institute for the Development of Thinking, Jerusalem

1999

Gestalt Learning, Tel Aviv University, School of Social Work

1999

Poetry Workshop, "Beit Ariela Library", Tel Aviv

1995

Radio and Television Broadcasting skills, "Geva", TelAviv

1989

Teaching certificate, mathematics, 710th Grades

1980

Copywriting, "Dachaf ", Tel Aviv

Professional Experience
1982present

Lecturer, Seminar Ha'Kibutzim Teachers College; Beit Berl Teachers College
Courses taught:
Psychology of Mathematics Teaching
History of Mathematics
Teaching Probability & Combinatory for Elementary and Junior High School
Developing Mathematical Thinking
Creativity in Mathematics Education
Teaching Mathematics to Students with Learning Disabilities

1978present

Lecturer, Department of Education & Psychology, The Open University of Israel
Courses taught:
Curriculum Development, Implementation and Evaluation
Innovations in Educational Systems
Class Interaction

19781988

Curriculum developer, The Science Teaching Center, Tel Aviv University

19781982

Science teacher, Special Education school, "Neve Tze'elim", RamatGan, Israel

19721978

Chemical engineer, citrus and battery industry

List of Publications
2004

Gazit, A., "Teaching mathematics, interest and beautyDo they go together?" in S. GuriRosenblit (ed.), Teachers in a Changing World: Trends and Challenges. Tel Aviv: The Open University of Israel (Hebrew).

2004

Gazit, A., Carpenter, tractors and microbes for developing mathematicallogical thinking, The Education and its Environment (Annual of The Kibutzim College) 26 (Hebrew).

2001

Gazit, A., Teaching mathematics to students with dyslexia: Treating teaching disabilities. Perspective (Organ of Orton Dyslexia Israel), 18, 4453 (Hebrew).

2000

Gazit, A., Events and great mathematicians in the first millennium and the first half of the second millennium, Strong Number, Journal of Mathematics Teaching in the Elementary School (JMTES), Haifa University, 20, 711 (Hebrew).

1998

Gazit, A., Humanisticempathy approach for treating students with learning disabilities in mathematics, Mosaic ("Psephas"), Collection No. 7: Confronting Learning Disabilities: New Aspects, The Open University of Israel, pp. 4350 (Hebrew).

1998

Gazit, A., Archimedes of Syracuse: One of the greatest mathematicians of all times, Strong Number, JMTES, Haifa University, 16, 56 (Hebrew).

1997

Gazit, A., Learning disabled are not stepsons of mathematics, State of Affairs ("Matzav Ha'inyanim"), Educational Journal, Beit Berl College (Hebrew).

1996

Gazit, A., The function of college is to prepare educators for teaching and not only teachers, State of Affairs, Educational Journal, Beit Berl College (Hebrew).

1996

Gazit, A., Riddles and thinking challenges that develop logicalmathematical skills, Strong Number, JMTES, Haifa University, 13 (Hebrew).

1995

Gazit, A., The origin of plane geometry: Pythagoras, Plato and Hippocrates, Strong Number, JMTES, Haifa University, 12, 35 (Hebrew).

1995

Gazit, A., Thales is not only a theorem, Strong Number ,
JMTES, Haifa University, 10, 34 (Hebrew).

1995

Gazit, A., Live riddles, Strong Number, JMTES, Haifa University, 10, 16 (Hebrew).

1988

Gazit, A., Fischbein, E., "Combinatorial problem solving capacity of children," Z.D.M. International Reviews on Mathematical Education, 5, 112.

1984

Gazit, A., Fischbein, E., "Does the teaching of probability change probabilistic intuitions?" Educational Studies of Mathematics, 15, 124.

Books and Monographs
2004

Gazit, A., Eureka! On people who loved to think and to calculate, KfarSaba: Geist Pub. (Hebrew).

2002

Gazit, A., Thinking 10! Holon: Yesod Pub. (Hebrew). 
2000

Gazit, A., Pulling (Poems). TelAviv: Chalonot Publishing (Hebrew).

1998

Gazit, A., Puzzles in Mathematics. TelAviv: HedArzi (Hebrew).

1996

Gazit, A., Thinking to the Point: Problems in Mathematics. TelAviv: Massada Press (Hebrew).

1991

GuriRozenblit, S., Gazit, A. & Chen, D. (Eds.), Innovations in Education: Reader A. TelAviv: The Open University of Israel Press (211 pp.) (Hebrew).

1991

GuriRozenblit, S., Gazit, A. & Chen D. (Eds.) Innovations in Education: Reader B. TelAviv: The Open University of Israel Press (309 pp.).

Textbooks in Hebrew, published by the Science Teaching Center (STC), TelAviv University:

1986

Probability for the Elementary School.

1986

Combinatory for Elementary School.

1986

Probability for the Elementary School, Teachers' Guide.

1984

Probability for the Elementary SchoolAll the Possibilities.

Edited Books
2006

Number 9: The Search for the sigma code (by C. Balmond). Giva'taym: "Madaf" Pub.

2006

Ratio and Proportion. Research and Teaching in Mathematics Teacher Training (by D. BenChim, Y. Keret, B. Ylany). QyriatBialik: "Ach" Pub.

1993

My New Arithmetic Book (by Tamar Etz Hadar). TelAviv: Sefer Lakol.

1989

Probability for the Middle School. Rehovoth: Weizmann Institute of Science.

Selected papers at scientific conferences
2001

"Mathematics, Language and Poetry", PME Conference, International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, July 1519, Utrecht, Netherlands.

2001

"Mathematics and Poetry: An Inclusive Approach for Effective Instruction," IHPST Conference, International History, Philosophy and Science Teaching Group, November 811, Denver, CO.

2002

"Reflecting at the M.I.R.R.O.R: Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities in Mathematics." P.M.E Conference, International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, July 2126, Norwick, UK.

2003

"Carpenter, Tractors and Microbes for Developing Mathematical Thinking: How do 10th Grade Students and Preservice Teachers Solve Challenging Problems", P.M.E. Conference, International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, July 1318, Honolulu, Hawaii.

2003

"The Knowledge and Attitudes of Elementary PreService Teachers Toward Including Historical Topics in Math Class, International History, Philosophy, and Science Teaching Conference, July 30Aug. 3, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

2004

"The Role of Intuition in Preservice Teacher Probabilistic Problem Solving", P.M.E.N.A. Conference, NorthAmerica Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Oct.2124, Toronto, Canada.

