- Ph.D. (1987) & M.Sc. (1980): Mathematics Education. Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel.
- B.Sc. (1972): Mathematics (extensive curriculum), Statistics, and Supplementary Studies. The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel.
- High School Teaching Certificate in Mathematics (1974): Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel.

**Theses**

__Ph.D.__: An Empirical Investigation of Misconceptions in Quadratic Functions. Technion, Haifa, 1987. Nitsa Movshovitz-Hadar – advisor.

__M.Sc.__: Individualized Instruction as an Alternative Mode of Mathematics Teaching at the Technion. Technion, Haifa, 1980. Nitsa Movshovitz-Hadar – advisor.

**Published Papers and Editorials**

- Antonini, S., Presmeg, N., Mariotti, M. A., & Zaslavsky, O. (2011). On examples in mathematical thinking and learning. ZDM - Zentralblatt fuer Didaktik der Mathematik, 43(2), 191-194.
- Buchbinder, O. & Zaslavsky, O. (2011). Is this a coincidence? The role of examples in creating a need for proof. ZDM - Zentralblatt fuer Didaktik der Mathematik, 43(2), 269-281.
- Zaslavsky, O. (2010). The challenge of listening. Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 13, 3-5.
- Peled, I. & Zaslavsky, O. (2008). Beyond local conceptual connections: Meta-knowledge about procedures. For the Learning of Mathematics, 28(3), 28-35.
- Zodik, I. & Zaslavsky, O. (2008). Characteristics of teachers' choice of examples in and for the mathematics classroom. Educational Studies in Mathematics, 69, 165-182.
- Zaslavsky, O. (2007). Tasks, teacher education, and teacher educators. Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 10, 433-440.
- Zaslavsky, O. & Zodik, I. (2007): Mathematics teachers' choices of examples that potentially support or impede learning. Research in Mathematics Education, 9, 143-155.
- Zaslavsky, O. (2006). Past, present and future directions in fostering excellence in mathematics. Aleh – The (Israeli) Senior High School Mathematics Journal, No. 37, 24-29, in Hebrew.
- Zaslavsky, O. (2005). Seizing the opportunity to create uncertainty in learning mathematics. Educational Studies in Mathematics, 60, 297-321.
- Zaslavsky, O. & Shir, K. (2005). Students’ conceptions of a mathematical definition. Journal for Research in Mathematics Education (JRME), 36(4), 317-346.
- Zaslavsky, O. (2004). Learning events in the life of a community of mathematics educators. ZDM - Zentralblatt fuer Didaktik der Mathematik, 36(1), 20-26.
- Zaslavsky, O. & Leikin, R. (2004). Professional development of mathematics teacher-educators: Growth through practice. Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 7(1), 5-32.
- Mashiach-Eizenberg, M. & Zaslavsky, O. (2004). Students’ verification strategies for combinatorial problems. Mathematical Thinking and Learning, 6(1), 15-36.
- Mashiach-Eizenberg, M. & Zaslavsky, O. (2003). Cooperative problem solving in combinatorics – the inter-relations between control processes and successful solutions. Journal of Mathematical Behavior, 22(4), 389-403.
- van Dormolen, J. & Zaslavsky, O. (2003). The many facets of a definition: The case of periodicity. Journal of Mathematical Behavior, 22(1), 91-106.
- Leikin, R. & Zaslavsky, O. (2003). TeLeM – a program for promoting excellence in mathematics. Aleh – The (Israeli) Senior High School Mathematics Journal, No. 30, 36-44, in Hebrew.
- Zaslavsky, O. (2003). On teaching and learning algorithms – the case of Long Division. "Number Power" – The (Israeli) Elementary School Mathematics Journal, No. 6, 38-43, in Hebrew.
- Zaslavsky, O., Sela H., & Leron, U. (2002). Being sloppy about slope: The effect of changing the scale. Educational Studies in Mathematics, 49(1), 119-140.
- Zaslavsky, T., Zaslavsky, O. & Moore, M. (2001). Language influences on prospective mathematics teachers' understanding of probabilistic concepts. FOCUS on Learning Problems in Mathematics, 23 (2&3), 23-40.
- Leikin, R., Berman, A. & Zaslavsky, O. (2000). Learning through teaching: The case of symmetry. Mathematics Education Research Journal, 12, 16-34.
- Leikin, R., Berman, A. & Zaslavsky, O. (2000). Applications of symmetry to problem solving. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 31 (6), 799-809.
- Leikin, R. & Zaslavsky, O. (1999). Cooperative learning in mathematics. In the Connecting Research to Teaching Section of the Mathematics Teacher, 92, (3), 240-246.
- Leikin, R., Berman, A. & Zaslavsky, O. (1998). Definition of symmetry. Symmetry: Culture and Science, 9 (2-4), 375-382.
- Peled, I. & Zaslavsky, O. (1997). Counter-Examples that (only) Prove and Counter-Examples that (also) Explain. FOCUS on Learning Problems in Mathematics, 19 (3), 49-61.
- Leikin, R. & Zaslavsky, O. (1997). Facilitating students’ interactions in mathematics in a cooperative learning setting. Journal for Research in Mathematics Education (JRME), 28(3), 331-354.
- Zaslavsky, O. (1997). Conceptual obstacles in the learning of quadratic functions. FOCUS on Learning Problems in Mathematics, 19 (1), 20-44.
- Zaslavsky, O. & Peled, I. (1996). Inhibiting factors in generating examples by mathematics teachers and student-teachers: The case of binary operation. Journal for Research in Mathematics Education (JRME), 27(1), 67-78.
- Zaslavsky, O. (1995). Open-ended tasks as a trigger for mathematics teachers’ professional development. For the Learning of Mathematics, 15(3), 15-20.
- Leikin, R., Berman, A. & Zaslavsky, O. (1995). The role of symmetry in mathematical problem solving: an interdisciplinary approach. In G. Darvas, D. Nagy and M. Pardavi-Horvath (Eds.) Symmetry: Culture and Science, 6(2), Special Issue: Symmetry Natural and Artificial, 332-335.
- Zaslavsky, O., Movshovitz-Hadar, N. & Shmukler, A. (1995). A survey of the use of computers for mathematics. Aleh – The (Israeli) Senior High School Mathematics Journal, No. 16, 46-48, in Hebrew.
- Movshovitz-Hadar, N., Zaslavsky, O. & Shmukler, A. (1995). An intuitive basis for the fundamental theorem of algebra. Aleh – The (Israeli) Senior High School Mathematics Journal, No. 16, 56-66, in Hebrew.
- Zaslavsky, O. (1994). Tracing students’ misconceptions back to their teacher: A case of symmetry. Pythagoras, No. 33, 10-17.
- Movshovitz-Hadar, N. Shmukler, A. & Zaslavsky, O. (1994). Facilitating an intuitive basis for the fundamental theorem of algebra through graphical technologies. Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching (JCMST), 13(3), 339-364.
- Patkin, D., Shaham, Z., Zaslavsky, O. & Movshovitz-Hadar, N. (1994). A survey of high school mathematics department heads’ needs and self-perception of their duty. Dapim, No. 18, 76-86, in Hebrew.
- Zaslavsky, O. (1994). Questions with multiple correct answers. Aleh – The (Israeli) Senior High School Mathematics Journal, No. 14, 56-60, in Hebrew.
- Leinhardt, G., Zaslavsky, O. & Stein, M.K. (1990). Functions, graphs and graphing: Tasks, learning and teaching. Review of Educational Research, 60(1), 1-64.
- Zaslavsky, O. & Movshovitz-Hadar, N. (1988). Inductive problem-sequences for independent study of linear algebra. International Journal of Mathematics Education in Science and Technology, 19(3), 421-434.
- Movshovitz-Hadar, N., Zaslavsky, O. & Inbar, S. (1987). An empirical classification model for errors in high school mathematics. Journal for Research in Mathematics Education (JRME), 18(1), 3-14.
- Movshovitz-Hadar, N., Inbar, S. & Zaslavsky, O. (1987). Sometimes students’ errors are our fault, Mathematics Teacher, 80(3), 191-194.
- Zaslavsky, O. & Movshovitz-Hadar, N. (1986). Independent learning of college mathematics: An inductive approach. A guest editorial, Undergraduate Mathematics and its Applications Journal (UMAP), 7(4), 277-280.
- Movshovitz-Hadar, N., Inbar, S. & Zaslavsky, O. (1986). Students’ distortions of theorems. FOCUS on Learning Problems in Mathematics, 8(1), 49-57.

**Special Issues**

- Zaslavsky, O., Watson, A., & Mason, J. (Eds.) (2007). The nature and role of tasks in mathematics teachers' education. Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 10, Nos. 4-6, 201-440.
- Antonini, S., Presmeg, N., Mariotti, M. A., & Zaslavsky, O. (Eds.) (2011). Examples in mathematical thinking and learning from an educational perspective. ZDM - Zentralblatt fuer Didaktik der Mathematik, 43(2), 191-320.

**Chapters in Edited Books**

- Zaslavsky, O., Nickerson, S., Styliandes, A., Kidron, I., & Winicki, G. (in press). The need for proof and proving: Mathematical and pedagogical perspectives. In G. Hanna & M. de Villiers (Eds), Proof and proving in mathematics education. New York: Springer.
- Zaslavsky, O. & Sullivan, P. (2011). Setting the stage: A Conceptual framework for examining and developing tasks for mathematics teacher education. In O. Zaslavsky & P. Sullivan (Eds.), Constructing knowledge for teaching secondary mathematics: Tasks to enhance prospective and practicing teacher learning (pp. 1-18). New York: Springer.
- Zaslavsky, O. (2010). The explanatory power of examples in mathematics: Challenges for teaching. In M. K. Stein, & Kucan, L. (Eds.), Instructional explanations in the disciplines (pp. 107-128). New York: Springer.
- da Pedro, J. P., Zaslavsky, O., Silver, E., Borba, M., Heuvel-Panhuizen, M., Gal, H., Fiorentini, D., Miskulin, R., Passos, C., Palis, G. R., Huang, R., & Chapman, O. (2009). Tools and settings supporting mathematics teachers' learning in and from practice. In R. Even & D. L. Ball (Eds.), The Professional Education and Development of Teachers of Mathematics: The Fifteenth ICMI Study (pp. 185-209). New York: Springer.
- Zaslavsky, O. (2009). Mathematics educators' knowledge and development. In R. Even & D. L. Ball (Eds.), The Professional Education and Development of Teachers of Mathematics: The Fifteenth ICMI Study (pp. 105-111). New York: Springer.
- Zaslavsky, O. (2008). Meeting the challenges of mathematics teacher education through design and use of tasks that facilitate teacher learning. In B. Jaworski & T. Wood (Eds.), The Mathematics Teacher Educator as a Developing Professional, Vol. 4, of T. Wood (Series Ed.), The International Handbook of Mathematics Teacher Education (pp. 93-114). Rotterdam, the Netherlands: Sense Publishers.
- Zaslavsky, O., & Peled, I. (2007). Professional Development of Mathematics Educators. In B. Choksi & C. Natarajan (Eds.), epiSTEME Reviews: Research trends in Science, Technology and Mathematics Education (pp. 211-225). Mumbai, India: Macmillan Ltd.
- Zaslavsky, O., Chapman, O., & Leikin, R. (2003). Professional Development in Mathematics Education: Trends and Tasks. In A. J. Bishop, M. A. Clements, C. Keitel, J. Kilpatrick, and F. K. S. Leung (Eds.), Second International Handbook of Mathematics Education (pp. 877-917). Dordrecht, the Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers.
- Brandon, D., Dotan, M., Zaslavsky, O., & Leikin, R. (2003). Talent Development and Cultural Diversity. In P. Csermely & L. Lederman (Eds.), Science Education: Talent Recruitment and Public Understanding. NATO Science Series, (pp. 77-88). Budapest, Hungary: IOS Press.

**Books**

- Zaslavsky, O. & Sullivan, P. (Eds.) (2011). Constructing knowledge for teaching secondary mathematics: Tasks to enhance prospective and practicing teacher learning (320 pp.) New York, Springer.
- Zaslavsky, O. (Ed.) (1999). Proceedings of the 23rd Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (Vol. 1 - 399 pp., Vol. 2 - 360 pp., Vol. 3 - 360 pp., Vol. 4 - 360 pp.). Haifa: Technion Printing Center.
- Hebrew-Russian-English Dictionary for Mathematical Terms (1992). Published by the Department of Education in Technology & Science, Technion, Haifa. Invited and funded by the Curricula Department, Israel Ministry of Education and Culture. (with A. Shmukler and others).

**Text Books and Learning & Teaching Resource Material (in Hebrew)**

**Undergraduate Level:**

- Vectors and Analytic Geometry – Vol. 1, 2, 3: Three modules for individual learning for first year Technion students (155 pp.), Technion experimental edition, Haifa, 1978 (in Hebrew; with N. Movshovitz-Hadar).

**High-School Level:**

- "Efshar Gam Acheret" – team-written mathematics textbooks for 7th & 8th grades, experimental editions. Bonus Books Publishing Company, 2010. (in Hebrew). A product of the curriculum design projects, O. Zaslavsky and L. Linchevski PIs.
- Starting with the Right Foot (with G. Ron) - 5 exemplary lesson openings for secondary school mathematics (within the framework of Kesher-Cham). Electronic version on Kesher-Cham site, http://kesher.ort.org.il/, 2005 (in Hebrew).
- Learning Mathematics in a Cooperative Mode – Trigonometry (with R. Leikin). A booklet for students and guidelines for teachers, including learning activities designed for cooperative learning of 3-unit trigonometry. MAALOTT – publishing house, Ltd., Tel Aviv, 2004 (in Hebrew).
- Mathematics for Enrichment Clubs – a series of 50 team-written booklets of activities for a three-year program of maths clubs for 6th-9th grade students, including guidelines for teachers, within the framework of the “TeLeM” Project (O. Zaslavsky director). Technion Printing Center, Haifa, 2001-2003 (in Hebrew).
- Doing Mathematics – a series of team-written booklets for mathematics teachers and teacher-educators, within the framework of “Tomorrow 98” Project (O. Zaslavsky director). Technion Printing Center, Haifa (in Hebrew):

- A Collection of Mathematical Projects for Students, 1996;
- Mathematical Questions with Multiple Correct Answers, 1996;
- The Van Hiele Theory and Teaching Geometry, 1996;
- The Complex Numbers, 1996;
- The Real Numbers – Developing the Topic in Secondary School, 1997;
- Periodicity – Multiple Approaches to Teaching the Concept, 1997;
- Reflection – in and outside the Classroom, 1998;
- Mathematical Herbs: A Collection of Stories about the History of Mathematics, Visual-Proofs, Paradoxes, Games and Puzzles, 1998