PERSONAL DETAILS
Office 
Department of Science Teching Weizmann Instititue of Science Rehovot, Israel 76100. Tel: +97289343924; +972526985982 (cell) 

Emails  boris.koichu@weizmann.ac.il, bkoichu@gmail.com. 
EDUCATION
Postdoctoral Fellowship 

Institution and location: 
University of California San Diego, USA. 
Duration: 
20042006. 
Field of study: 
Mathematics Education. 
Advisor: 
Prof. Guershon Harel. 
Ph.D. 

Institution and location: 
Technion, Haifa, Israel. 
Duration: 
19992004. 
Field of study: 
Mathematics Education. 
Thesis title: 
“Junior high school students' heuristic behaviors in mathematical problem solving”. 
Advisors: 
Prof. Avi Berman, Associate Professor Michael Moore. 
M.Sc. ( by direct fiveyear track, with honors) 

Institution and location: 
State University of Lviv, Lviv, Ukraine. 
Duration: 
19841985; 19871991. 
Field of study: 
Mathematics. 
Thesis title: 
“Oscillating component of realization’s integral function for constructing a solution’s rule”. 
Advisor: 
Dr. Vladimir Sivers. 
EMPLOYMENT
2023present 
Weizmann Institute of Science, Department of Science Teaching, Full Professor. 
20172023 
Weizmann Institute of Science, Department of Science Teaching, Associate Professor (with tenure). 
20122017 
The Technion, Faculty of Education in Science and Technology, Assistant Professor (with tenure). 
20062012 
The Technion, Faculty of Education in Science and Technology, Senior Lecturer. 
20042006 
University of California San Diego, USA, Faculty of Mathematics, Postdoctoral Fellow. 
20002003 
The Technion, Faculty of Education in Technology and Science, Adjunt Lecturer and TA while being a Ph.D. student. 
19911998 
Mathematics teacher, secondary school named after N. Lobachevski, Lviv, Ukraine. 
19921998 
Coach of the district team for the Ukrainian Mathematical Olympiads, Lviv, Ukraine. 
ACADEMIC ADMINISTRATION
2021present 
Chair of the Board of Studies of the Department of Science Teaching 
20202021 
Member of the Board of Studies of the Department of Science Teaching 
2018 present 
Head of the Mathematics group of the Department of Science Teaching, Weizmann Institute of Science. 
2018 present 
Cohead of the mathematics track of the RothschildWeizmann M.Sc. program. 
20132017 
Head of the Mathematics Education track at the Faculty of Education in Science and Technology of the Technion. 
20132016 
Coordinator of undergraduate studies at the Faculty of Education in Science and Technology of the Technion. 
20112013 
Coordinator of studies for earning an additional B.Sc. degree at the Faculty of Education in Science and Technology of the Technion. 
20112012 
Coordinator of studies for earning a teaching certificate at the Faculty of Education in Science and Technology. 
AWARDS
2019 
Outstanding Reviewer Award, International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education (Springer) 
2013, 2016 
Visiting Professor, Faculty of Education of Simon Fraser University (SFU), Burnaby, Canada. 
20062009 
Guastello Fellowship for Advancement of Teaching in Science and Technology in Universities for new faculty, SAKTA RASHI Foundation, Israel. 
2003 
Sandor Szego Award for Excellence in Teaching, Technion, 2003. 
2001 
Miriam and Aaron Gutwirth Memorial Fellowship, Special Award, Technion, 2001. 
20012004 
Guastello Fellowship for Advancement of Teaching in Science and Technology in Universities for doctoral students, SAKTA RASHI Foundation, Israel. 
1998 
Outstanding Educator medal, Ukraine. 
1997 
Soros Foundation Award for High School Teachers, Ukraine. 
1997 
Mathematics Teacher of the Year, Ukraine. 
1994 
Mathematics Teacher of the Year of the Lviv district, Ukraine. 
EDITORIAL POSITIONS
2020present 
Founding Editor (along with Uffe Jankvist, Mario Sánchez Aguilar and Morten Misfeldt) and Associate Editor of Implementation and Replication Studies in Mathematics Education 
2020present 
Associate Editor of Journal of Mathematical Behavior 
20192021 
Guest Editor of Special Issue on Implementation and Implementability of Mathematics Education Research of ZDM – Mathematics Education 
2017 2020 
Editorial Board Member, Journal of Mathematical Behavior. 
2017 present 
Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education. 
2017 present 
Editorial Board Member, Alon LeMorej HaMatematika (Bulletin for Mathematics Teachers) 
20112016 
Editorial Board Member, Creative Education 
COMMITTEES (SELECTED)
International Committees
2020present 
Representative of Israel at ICMI (International Commission on Mathematics Instruction), appointed by the President of ICMI. 
20142021 
Member, European Mathematical Society (EMS) Committee for Education, appointed by the President of EMS. 
20102015 
Member, International Committee of Mathematical Creativity and Giftedness (MCG), elected. 
Ministry of Education
2017present 
Member, the Superior Committee for mathematics instruction in elementary school. 
20172019 
Member, the steering committee of the research project “Integrating Mathematical Applets in the Teaching Sequence”. 
20182019 
External evaluator of M.Ed. programs of five Israeli academic colleges. 
Azrieli Foundation
2022present 
Member, the Education Committee of Azrieli Fellows program. 
Ph.D. and M.Sc. committees and exams
2006 present 
48 Ph.D. theses, 20 M.Sc. theses, 42 Ph.D. proposals – for five universities in Israel and a university in Denmark. 
Conferences, symposia, workshops
20232024 
Cochair (Linda Ahl is a chair, and Mario Sánchez Aguilar and Morten Misfeldt and Linda Ahl are also cochairs) of Topic Study Group 23 "Implementation of research findings in mathematics education" at the 14th Congress of European Society for Research in Mathematics Education (CERME14), Bolzano, Italy, 2024. 
20222023 
Chair, the program committee of the international workshop “MASER: Methodological Advances in Science Education Research”, Weizmann Institute of Science, September 2023. 
20222023 
Member, Program Committee of PME46 (46th Congress of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education), the Congress has been held in the University of Haifa, Israel, in July 2023. 
20212024 
Member of International Program Committee of ICME15 (15^{th} International Congress of Mathematics Education); the Congress is to be held in Sydney, Australia, in July 2024. 
20222023 
Cochair (Mario Sánchez Aguilar was a chair, Morten Misfeldt and Linda Ahl were also cochairs) of Topic Study Group 23 "Implementation of research findings in mathematics education" at the 13th Congress of European Society for Research in Mathematics Education (CERME13), Budapest, Hungary, 2023. 
20202022 
Cochair (Mario Sánchez Aguilar is a chair; Morten Misfeldt and Linda Ahl are also cochairs) of Topic Study Group 23 "Implementation of research findings in mathematics education" at the 12^{th} Congress of European Society for Research in Mathematics Education (CERME12), Bolzano, Italy, 2022. 
2020 
Chair, Working Group 46 “Mathematics competitions and other challenging activities” at 14^{th} International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME14), Shanghai, Chine. 
2019 
Cochair (with Alon Pinto) of the Mathematics Education session at the Annual Meeting of the Israel Mathematical Union, Jerusalem. 
2019 
Cochair (with Baruch Swartz and Michal Tabach) of a symposium "Mathematical texts as a basis for a dialogue among the peers" at the 7^{rd} Jerusalem Conference on Research in Mathematics Education. Jerusalem College of Technology, Jerusalem. 
2018 
Cochair (with Alon Pinto) of a discussion group “Models of researcherteacher partnerships in mathematics education: Where are we and where can we go from there?” at the 6^{rd} Jerusalem Conference on Research in Mathematics Education. Jerusalem College of Technology, Jerusalem. 
20162018 
Member of the Program Committee of the Fifth and Sixth Jerusalem Conferences on Research in Mathematics Education. Jerusalem. 
2015 
Cochair (with Baruch Swartz and Michal Tabach) of a symposium “Collaborative learning and problem solving: An individual, a group, a teacher” at the 3^{rd} Jerusalem Conference on Research in Mathematics Education. Jerusalem College of Technology, Jerusalem. 
2014 
Chair of a symposium “Successful practices of mathematical problem posing: The cases of prospective teachers, inservice teachers and experts” at the 2^{nd} Jerusalem Conference on Research in Mathematics Education. Jerusalem College of Technology, Jerusalem. 
2014 
Member, International Program Committee of the 7^{th} Conference on Creativity in Mathematics and the Education of Gifted Students, Denver, USA. 
2013 
Cochair (with John Monaghan) of a discussion group "From more advanced data collection tools to more advanced understanding of problem solving" at 37^{th} Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Kiel, Germany. 
2012 
Coordinator of the panel "Problem solving in mathematics and in mathematics education" at the International Symposium "Mathematics and mathematics education: Toward the common ground" in honor of Prof. Ted Eisenberg. Beer Sheva, Israel. 
2011 
Coordinator of the subsection "Advanced mathematical thinking" of the section "Common Trends in Mathematics Education Research in Poland and Israel" at the IsraeliPolish Mathematics Meeting. Lodz, Poland. 
2010 
Scientific coordinator of the 9^{th} Seminar of Doctoral Students in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education. Nir Etzion. 
2010 
Member, International Program Committee of the 6^{nd} Conference on Creativity in Mathematics and the Education of Gifted Students, Riga, Latvia. 
2009 
Member, International Program Committee of the 2^{nd} Conference "Gifted Children: Challenges and Possibilities", Riga, Latvia. 
2008 
Cochair (with Roza Leikin and Avi Berman), International Program Committee of the 5^{th} Conference on Creativity in Mathematics and the Education of Gifted Students, Haifa, Israel. 
2008 
Cochair (with Agnis Andžāns) of the symposium "Mathematical creativity and giftedness in outofschool activities" at the 5^{th} International Conference on Creativity in Mathematics and the Education of Gifted Students, Haifa, Israel. 
GRANTS
20232025 
Principle Investigator. “Transition from tracked to heterogeneous teaching of mathematics in middle school” (a joint project with Ronnie Karsenty and Jason Cooper from WIS and Yariv Feniger who are also PIs). Funded by the Center for the Study of Pedagogy: ResearchPractice Partnerships at the Ben Gurion University of Negev ($84000) 
2022ongoing 
Principal Investigator. Personalized Teaching and Learning (PeTeL) – Mathematics. Funded by the Weizmann Institute of Science ($58000 per year since 2021) and the Ministry of Education ($7200 for 20222023). 
20202024 
Principle Investigator of a professional development program for mathematics teachers Raising the Bar in Mathematics Classrooms (RBMC). Funded by the Trump Family Foundation (a joint project with Jason Cooper who is a coPI). $650000. 
20212025 
Principal Investigator, Israel Science Foundation, for the study "From design to implementation: Exploring intended, planned, enacted and experienced mathematical problem solving in middle school” (a joint study with Jason Cooper who is a CI and Mirela Widder who is an academic coordinator). $202000. 
20172022 
Principal Investigator, Israel Science Foundation, for the study “Collective reasoning around texts across disciplines towards deliberative democracy”, $1,000,000 (a joint project with Anat Yarden, Michal Tabach and Einat Heyd Metzuyanim, who are also PIs and with Baruch Swartz, who is a PI and the project coordinator). 
20182021 
Principal Investigator of a "Quality plan" workpackage, Erasmus+, in the international consortium "Innovative Teacher Education in Mathematics" of 17 European universities and institutions (the consortium is coordinated by Prof. Konstantinos Petridis, Technological Educational Institution of Crete. It is a joint project with Alon Pinto and Ronnie Karsenty who are also PIs of the "Quality plan" workpackage), 88,000 Euro (out of 1,000,000 Euro). 
20172020 
Principal Investigator, TeacherResearch Alliance for Investigating Learning (TRAIL). Funded by Weizmann Institute of Science ($250000) and the Ministry of Education ($55000) (a joint project with Alon Pinto who is also a PI). 
20172022 
Principal Investigator, The Weizmann Institute of Science’s professional development program for middleschool coordinators of mathematics study. Funded by Trump Family Foundation and the Ministry of Education ($720000). 
20132017 
Principal Investigator, Israel Science Foundation, for the study "Heuristic and engagement aspects of learning through longterm collaborative mathematical problem solving and problem posing", 107000$. 
2012 
Principal Investigator, Israel Science Foundation, for the international workshop "Exploring mathematical thinking and giftedness of high achievers who learn mathematics in different types of classes", 16000$ (a joint project with Roza Leikin, who was also a PI, and Avi Berman, who was a CI). 
20072011 
Principal Investigator, Israel Science Foundation, for the study "Exploring mathematical thinking and giftedness of high achievers who learn mathematics in different types of classes", 100500$ (a joint research with Roza Leikin, who was also a PI, and Avi Berman, who was a CI) 
20062009 
Principal Investigator, Association MOFET, for the study "Exploration of professional development of high school MOFET teachers of mathematics: a followup study", 11000$. 
20002001 
Principal Investigator, Ort Israel, for the study "Evaluation of mathematics education in MOFET classes", 20000$. 
CONSULTING
20232024 
Pedagogical consultant of a team that writes a series of mathematics textbooks for elementary school (SHVILIM). Funded by CET – Center of Educational Technology. 
20212023 
Academic consultant to a research project aiming at implementation of the TRAIL (TeacherResearcher Alliance for Investigating Learning) conceptual framework with Brazilian teachers. 
20172019 
Academic consultant for the Center for Advanced Research in Education (CIAE) of the University of Chile 
20152018 
Academic consultant for the Faculty of Computer Science of the Ukrainian Catholic University, Lviv, Ukraine 
20112012 
Scientific consultant for the Technion team that wrote a calculus textbook for mathematics teachers, 20112012. 
20102012 
Academic consultant for the project “Excellence classes” at the Tech Aviation School, Haifa. 
INVITED TALKS AT INTERNATIONAL MEETINGS
2024 
Plenary talk at the 47th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. Tentative title: “Problem solving: nowhere or elsewhere?” 
2023 
Invited talk at the international workshop “Mathematical curiosity as a means for the developing of mathematical proficiency in a wide range of students” (2225.7.2023). Title: “Curiositybased problem posing” University of Haifa, Israel. 
2023 
Invited workshop (along with Michal Tabach) at the Early Researcher Day of the 46th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. Title: “What counts for (un)friendly review?” University of Haifa, Israel. 
2022 
Invited talk at the symposium of the international consortium iTEM: Innovative Teaching Education in Mathematics (June 29). Title: “Publishing in the mathematics education research literature: What? Where? How?” Hadassah Academic College, Jerusalem, Israel. 
2021 
Invited talk at the Seoul National University Mathematics Education Research Symposium. Online. Title (tentative): What does it take to incorporate mathematical problem solving in regular lessons? 
2021 
Plenary talk at the joint meeting of the Second International Seminar on Problem Solving, fifth Seminar on Problem Solving and the International Forum of Researchers in Problem Solving of Brazil. Online. Title (tentative): Mathematical problem solving as designed, enacted and experienced. 
2021 
Invited talk at the Seoul National University Webinar for Korean Mathematics Teachers. Title: A secret life of mathematics problems: From designed to experienced. 
2021 
Invited lecture at the international symposium “Problem posing for mathematically gifted children” (January 22). Title: Problem posing in the context of teaching for advanced problem solving. Online. The symposium is organized by Lukas Baumanns (Cologne), Karl Heuer (Berlin), Benjamin Rott (Cologne) & Deniz Sarikaya (Hamburg), in collaboration with the International Group for Mathematical Creativity and Giftedness. 
2020 
Keynote speaker at CADGME 2020 Online Gathering “Digital tools for Mathematics Education” (June 23). Title: Mathematical creativity as a choice 
2020 
Invited plenary reactor to a plenary talk by Susanne Prediger on Theoretical Perspectives on Studying Mathematics Teacher Collaboration, at the ICME Study 25 Conference "Teachers of Mathematics Working and Learning in Collaborative Groups". Lisbon, Portugal. 
2019 
Invited talk at the seminar of the Mathematics Education Group of the University of Budapest. Budapest, May 2019. Title: On facilitating different types of problemsolving discourse. 
2019 
Panel presentation at the international symposium in honor of Prof. Anna Sfard. Title: Commognizing with commognition. University of Haifa, Haifa. 
2018 
Invited talk at the Center for Advanced Research in Education (CIAE) of the University of Chile. Title: Bridging our knowledge of how problem solving occurs and how to enhance it. Santiago, Chile. 
2018 
Invited talk at the Center of Mathematical Modeling of the University of Chile. Title: Problemsolving opportunities in frontal classes: Inquiry in teaching practices and learning strategies. Santiago, Chile. 
2017 
Plenary talk at the KSME International Conference. Title: “Developing mathematical habits of mind through problem solving in choiceaffluent environments”. Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea. 
2017 
Invited workshop for mathematics teachers at Seoul National University. Title: Between PBL (ProblemBased Learning) and PBL (ProjectBased Learning). Seoul, Korea. 
2017 
Main speaker at the 6^{th} conference “Problem solving in Patagonia”. Title: “On facilitating different types of problemsolving discourse: Focus on heuristics, connectivity and aesthetics”. Punta Arenas, Chile. 
2016 
Invited lecture at the 13^{th} International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME13). Title: “Mathematical problem solving in choiceaffluent environments”. Hamburg, Germany. 
2016 
Invited talk at the seminar of the School of Mathematical and Statistical Science of Arizona State University. Title: “Towards a confluence model of mathematical problem solving in instructional settings”. Tempe, AZ. 
2016 
Colloquium talk at the Graduate School of Education of the University of California, Berkeley. Title: “Where can solution ideas come from? Towards a confluence model of mathematical problem solving in instructional settings”. Berkley, CA. 
2016 
Featured talk at the Rutgers University MiniSymposium on Problem Solving, Affect, and Mathematics Education. Title: “On heuristics and affect in individual vs. collaborative problem solving”. New Brunswick, NJ. 
2015 
Plenary talk at biannual conference of Greek Association for Research in Mathematics Education (GARME6). Title: “Challenging mathematics for all and choicebased pedagogies”. Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Grease. 
2015 
Invited talk at the international conference “Didactics of Mathematics in Higher Education as a Scientific Discipline”. Title: “Problem solving opportunities in frontal classes: Inquiry in teaching practices and learning strategies”. Schloss Herrenhausen, Hanover, Germany. 
2015 
Invited talk at the 2^{nd}International Conference “Lviv IT Arena”. Title: IT in education: A view through the lenses of Diffusion of Innovation Theory. Lviv IT Cluster, Lviv, Ukraine. 
2015 
Invited talk at the international conference “The open environment for worldwide mathematical education”. Title: “Formative assessment of learning mathematics through problem solving: Examples from Israel”. Moscow Center for Continuous Mathematical Education and the Moscow Center for Pedagogical Excellence. Moscow, Russia. 
2014 
Invited talk at the section "Teaching with Mathematical Habits in Mind" of the joint conference of Israel Mathematical Union and American Mathematical Society. Title: “On developing habits of mind associated with mathematical problem solving: Lessons from three (relatively) longterm studies with middleschool students”. Tel Aviv, Israel. 
2014 
Invited talk at the seminar of the Faculty of Pedagogical Education of Moscow State University, Russian Federation. Title: “On tasks in mathematics teacher education: From practice to theory and back”. Moscow, Russian Federation. 
2014 
Invited talk at 2^{nd} international conference “The pedagogy of doing and pedagogical education”. Title: “Development of habits of mind associated with mathematical problem solving”. Moscow State University and Voronezh Institute for Teacher Education, Voronezh, Russia. 
2014 
Invited talk at the international workshop on Beauty and Explanation in Mathematics (WBEM). Title: Beauty appreciation and nonprototypical visualizations in problem solving. University of Umeå, Umeå, Sweden. 
2013 
Plenary panel presentation at ICMI Study22 Conference "Task design in mathematics education". Title: “Variation theory as a research tool for identifying objects of learning in the design of tasks: Focus on methodological issues”. University of Oxford, Oxford, UK. 
2013 
Invited talk at the meeting of mathematics education faculty and graduate students of the Faculty of Education of Simon Fraser University. Title: “Teaching for aesthetic appreciation of mathematical problem solving”. Burnaby, Canada. 
2012 
Invited talk at the “Linear Algebra Education” section of 2012 Haifa Matrix Theory Conference. Title: “Teaching Linear Algebra: Pedagogical Practices of Experienced Lecturers”. Haifa, Israel. 
2011 
Invited talk at the section "Common Trends in Mathematics Education Research in Poland and Israel" of the IsraeliPolish Mathematics Meeting (September). Title: “Promoting conceptual understanding in largesize linear algebra classes through teaching that involves the use of Classroom Response Systems (clickers)”. Lodz, Poland. 
2010 
Invited talk at the symposium “Linear Algebra Education” at the 16^{th} Conference of the International Linear Algebra Society. Title: “The use of Classroom Response Systems (“clickers”) in teaching linear algebra: Still more questions than answer”. Pisa, Italy. 
2009 
Invited talk at the Education Section of the 15^{th} Haifa Matrix Theory Conference. Title: “Understanding the concept of equivalence relations”. Technion, Haifa, Israel. 
2009 
Invited talk at the conference "Mathematical Competitions". Title: “Math competitions: Milestones and trends”. Ariel University Center of Judea and Samaria, Ariel, Israel. 
2008 
Featured talk at the conference "Preparing the next generation of secondary mathematics teachers: How pedagogy emerges from learning mathematics". Title: “What else can be taught through problem solving?” University of California, San Diego, USA. 
2008 
Invited talk at the seminar of the Center for STEM Excellence, California State University at Sacramento. Title: “What is a beautiful problem? A students' perspective”. Sacramento, CA. 
2008 
Invited talk at Topic Study Group 17 "Research and development in the teaching and learning of advanced mathematical topics" at the 11^{th} International Congress of Mathematical Education. Title: “Are more advanced problemsolving behaviors associated with more advanced mathematics?” Monterrey, Mexico. 
2007 
Invited talk at the Mathematics Education Section of the 2^{nd} International Conference "Initiatives for Promoting Learning in Higher Education". Title: “Discoveryoriented activities in calculus”. Ort Braude College, Karmiel, Israel. 
2004 
Invited talk at the seminar of the Center for Research in Mathematics and Science Education, San Diego State University. Title: “Thinkingaloud dilemma: What and how can we learn from the semistructured problemsolving interviews?” San Diego, CA. 