Dr. Mika Gabel Mathematics Lecturer

Staff
Academic Background • B.Sc.(cum laude) in Aerospace Engineering, the Technion (Haifa, Israel) • M.Sc in Applied Mathematics, Weizmann Institute (Rehovot, Israel) • Ph.D. in Mathematics Education, Tel Aviv University. Dr. Gabel’s research concerns rhetorical aspects of proof teaching in the tertiary level.

Professional Background

 

Since 2002, Dr. Gabel is teaching various mathematics courses in Afeka; since 2018 she is a lecturer, teaching ‘Single and multi-variable Calculus’ and ‘Ordinary Differential Equations’. During these years she has received a number of ‘Excellent lecturer’ awards.

During 2016-2020 Dr. Gabel has founded Afeka’s ‘Center for Promoting Teaching’ and was the head of center.

During 1990-1998 Dr. Gabel has worked in the Israeli Air-force as an aeronautical engineer and as a project officer, in different projects in Israel and abroad.



Publications

 Gabel, M. (2019). The flow of a proof – Rhetorical aspects of proof presentation. (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv.

Gabel, M., & Dreyfus, T. (2013). The flow of a proof – The example of the Euclidean algorithm. In A. M. Lindmeier & A. Heinze (Eds.), Proceedings of the 37th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Vol. 2 (pp. 321-328). Kiel, Germany: PME.

Gabel, M., & Dreyfus, T. (2016). The flow of a proof – Rhetorical aspects. In C. Csíkos, A. Rausch & J. Szitányi (Eds.), Proceedings of the 40th International Conference for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Vol. 1 (p. 161). Szeged, Hungary: PME.

Gabel, M., & Dreyfus, T. (2017). Affecting the flow of a proof by creating presence – a case study in Number Theory. Educational Studies in Mathematics, 96(2), 187-205.

Gabel, M., & Dreyfus, T. (2017). The flow of a proof - Establishing a basis of agreement. In T. Dooley, & G. Gueudet (Eds.), Proceedings of the Tenth Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education (CERME10, February 1-5, 2017) (pp. 155-162). Dublin, Ireland: DCU Institute of Education and ERME.

Gabel, M., & Dreyfus, T. (2019). To whom do we speak when we teach proofs? To be published in M. Heuvel-Panhuizen, & M. Veldhuis (Eds.), Proceedings of the Eleventh Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education (CERME11, February 6 – 10, 2019). Utrecht, the Netherlands: Freudenthal Group & Freudenthal Institute, Utrecht University and ERME

Gabel, M., & Dreyfus, T. (2020). Analyzing proof teaching at the tertiary level using Perelman’s new rhetoric. For the Learning of Mathematics, 40(2), 15-19.