Egan J Chernoff (@MatthewMaddux), PhD
Associate Professor, Mathematics Education
Dr. Egan J Chernoff (@MatthewMaddux) is an Associate Professor of Mathematics Education in the Department of Curriculum Studies (and Associate Member [2014-2019], Department of Educational Administration) in the College of Education at the University of Saskatchewan. Currently, Egan is the English/Mathematics editor of the Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, an associate editor of the Statistics Education Research Journal, and is the Book Reviews Editor of The Mathematics Enthusiast. He also sits on the Board of Directors for the learning of mathematics, and is an editorial board member of Vector: Journal of the British Columbia Association of Mathematics Teachers and The Variable: An SMTS Periodical. (From 2009 to 2015, he was the editor of vinculum: Journal of the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers’ Society.) His research utilizes logical fallacies (e.g., the fallacy of composition, the appeal to ignorance and others) and particular theories, models and frameworks from the fields of mathematics education and cognitive psychology (e.g., attribute substitution) to account for prospective elementary, middle and high school math teachers' normatively incorrect, inconsistent and sometimes inexplicable responses to a variety of probabilistic tasks. Egan also makes efforts to popularize mathematics education. For example, he writes a bimonthly column “Math Ed Matters by MatthewMaddux” for The Variable, where he tells slightly bent, untold, true stories of mathematics teaching and learning. Egan is an ardent user of social media for mathematics education (see, for example, his web log, MatthewMaddux Education) and his digital curation of the mathematics education information he finds via the web has led him to be known as the yahoo (in, of course, a web directory sense) of mathematics education. (ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7157-7745) Tweet Follow @MatthewMaddux
FORTHCOMING
•Chernoff, E. J. (2018, May 4th). Counterintuitive Probability Problems: Countering Intuition. Keynote Presentation at the Final Round of the 2018 British Columbia Secondary Schools (BCSS) Math Contest. Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC.
Abstract. The purpose of this session is to deep dive into a handful of famous counterintuitive probability problems. Instead of strictly focusing on the correct answer, however, we will focus on the gap that exists between intuitive, incorrect answers and correct answers. These attempts at countering intuition will reveal that no matter which famous perplexing probability problem is under the microscope, incorrect answers (mostly) stem from assigning equal probabilities to things (outcomes, events, etc.) that are not equally likely. Even as we mind the gap, though, we’re not out of the woods. In the words of Sir David Spiegelhalter, "I often get asked why people find probability so unintuitive and difficult. After years of research, I have concluded it's because probability really is unintuitive and difficult." Please bring an open mind…and an eraser.
•Chernoff, E. J. (2018, May 4th). The Canadian Math Wars: Coast to Coast to Coast…Almost. Teachers’ Session at the Final Round of the 2018 British Columbia Secondary Schools (BCSS) Math Contest. Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC.
Abstract. Since 2011, the teaching and learning of mathematics has been a staple of local, provincial, and national media coverage (newspapers, radio, television, and social media). This story has legs because, well, the sky was falling! Looking back, was the sky really falling? The purpose of this session is to provide a thorough, historical overview of the most recent debate over the teaching and learning of mathematics, which has become known as the Canadian Math Wars. After getting caught up on what’s been happening in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario, we’ll discuss the reasons why things were different British Columbia this time around. Time for a lively discussion at the end of the presentation will be strictly preserved.
•Chernoff, E. J. (Provisional Accepted). Quand Monty Hall s’amène à l’école primaire. In V. Martin, M. Thibault & L. Theis (Eds.), Enseigner les premiers concepts de probabilités : un monde de possibilités! Presses de l’Université du Québec.
•Chernoff, E. J. (Canada), Ben-Zvi, D. (Israel), Ograjenšek, I. (Slovenia) and Zapata-Cardona, L. (Colombia) [Topic Convenors] (2018, July). TOPIC 8: New approaches to research in statistics education. 10th International Conference of Teaching Statistics (ICOTS-10) ["Looking back, looking forward"]. Kyoto, Japan.
•Russell, G. & Chernoff, E. J. (Invited). The Problem with Deciding if Order Matters [Topic 6: Innovations in Teaching Probability]. 10th International Conference of Teaching Statistics (ICOTS-10). Kyoto, Japan.
•Russell, G. & Chernoff, E. J. (Accepted). The Problem with Deciding if Order Matters [Topic 6: Innovations in Teaching Probability]. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference of Teaching Statistics (ICOTS-10). Kyoto, Japan.
•Sriraman, B. & Chernoff, E. J. (accepted). Probabilistic and Statistical Thinking. In S. Lerman (Ed.), Encyclopedia of mathematics education. Springer Reference.
•Chernoff, E. J. & Sriraman, B. (in press). Heuritics and Biases. In S. Lerman (Ed.), Encyclopedia of mathematics education. Springer Reference.
•Radakovich, N. & Chernoff, E. J. (in press). Risk Education. In S. Lerman (Ed.), Encyclopedia of mathematics education. Springer Reference.
•Chernoff, E. J. (2019, February 21 to 24). Working Title. Invited Lecture at the Third International Virtual Congress on Statistical Education (CIVEEST): A tribute to Dr. Carmen Batanero on the occasion of her 70th birthday. The Statistical Education Research Group of the University of Granada, University of Granada, Granada Spain.
•E.J. Chernoff (Canada), E. Sánchez (Mexico), L. Zapata (Colombia), S. Kazak (USA) and K. Guo (China) (2020, July). Topic 11: Teaching and Learning of Probability. 14th International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME-14). Shanghai, China.
INTERESTS
Research Interests
By investigating the probabilistic content knowledge of prospective mathematics teachers, my research, in general, contributes to the (documented) limited research on teachers’ probabilistic knowledge. More specifically, my work has led to the development of a variety of theories, models and frameworks, which account for relative likelihood comparisons made by prospective teachers. Currently, I am incorporating more recent developments from the field of cognitive psychology (e.g., attribute substitution), which (I argue) have largely been ignored by those investigating probabilistic thinking and the teaching and learning of probability in the field of mathematics education; and, in addition, I am establishing that informal logical fallacies (e.g., the fallacy of composition, the appeal to ignorance and others) are an effective means to account for normatively incorrect, inconsistent, sometimes inexplicable responses to a variety of probabilistic tasks.
Other research interests include: cognitive psychology; heuristics, biases and fallacies; Math Wars; social media (for mathematics education); popularization; probability; risk.
Teaching Interests
The new math, the new new math, the math wars and, especially, exposing and exploring the false dichotomy (i.e., traditional versus reform) associated with teaching and learning mathematics by (1) modelling the reform approach to teaching and learning mathematics and (2) illustrating – as a character (cf. Colbert) – certain absurdities associated with the traditional approach to teaching and learning mathematics.
Mathematical Interests
probability, combinatorics and alternative base (especially base golden ratio) arithmetic.
Personal Interests
stand up comedy, sports (e.g., squash, tennis, golf, ball hockey, Moksha Yoga, U of S Faculty/Staff Hockey League), Apple Inc. (e.g., iPhone, iPad, iMac, MacBook Air), walking (my dog), my dog Scout's behaviour, playing the lottery (e.g., Lotto 6/49), (craft) beer, television, podcasts (e.g., The Age of Persuasion), non-fiction (e.g., Chuck Klosterman, David Sedaris), social media (for mathematics education).
EDUCATION
Ph.D. (2009). Simon Fraser University, Faculty of Education, David Wheeler Institute for Research in Mathematics Education, Mathematics Education, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. [view PhD defense presentation slides]
Prior to U of S Appointment
M.Sc. Course Work (2004-2005). Simon Fraser University, Faculty of Education & Department of Mathematics, Secondary Mathematics Education Program, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
B.Ed. (2001). University of British Columbia, Faculty of Education, Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy, Secondary Mathematics Integrated Project (SMIP), Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
B.Sc. (1999). Thompson Rivers University, Mathematics and Statistics Department, Mathematics, Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada.
Dogwood Diploma: British Columbia Certificate of Graduation (1995). Kamloops Senior Secondary School, Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada.
Grade 10 (1993). Valley View Junior Secondary School, Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada.
Grade 7 (1990). Robert Logan (RL) Clemitson Elementary School, Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada.
Preschool (1982). Barnhartvale Hall Preschool, Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada.
APPOINTMENTS
Academic Appointments
Associate Professor [w / tenure] (July 2014 - present). Department of Curriculum Studies, College of Education, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Associate Member (July 2014 - June 2019). Department of Educational Administration, College of Education, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Prior to Tenure and Assoc Promotion
Associate Member (2009-present). University of Saskatchewan, College of Graduate Studies and Research, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Assistant Professor (2008-2014). University of Saskatchewan, College of Education, Department of Curriculum Studies, Secondary Mathematics, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Prior to U of S Appointment
Sessional Instructor (2006-2008). Simon Fraser University, Faculty of Education, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Sessional Instructor (2008). University of British Columbia, Faculty of Education, Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Research Assistant (2005-2008). Simon Fraser University, Faculty of Education, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Site Assistant (2007-2008). Simon Fraser University, Faculty of Education, Community Graduate Programs: Kelowna, Master of Education Degree Program in Curriculum & Instruction with a focus on Numeracy, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Site Assistant (2005-2007). Simon Fraser University, Faculty of Education, Community Graduate Program: Yukon, Master of Education Degree Program in Curriculum & Instruction with a focus on Numeracy, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Visiting Professorships
Visiting Professor (2016, October 25-28). College of Education, Lakehead University. Thunder Bay, ON, Canada.
Invited Scholar (2014, January 20-25). MSTE-RBC Visitorship. Mathematics, Science and Technology Education (MSTE) Group, Faculty of Education, Queen's University. Kingston, ON, Canada.
Prior to Tenure and Assoc Promotion
Visiting Professor (2013, February 26- March 3). School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, Arizona State University. Phoenix, AZ, USA.
Visiting Professor (2013, February 8-12). Department of Mathematical Sciences, The University of Montana. Missoula, MT, USA.
Related Positions
Secretary (2016-present). Board of Directors. for the learning of mathematics.
Member (2016-present). Board of Directors. for the learning of mathematics.
Associate Editor (2015-present). Statistics Education Research Journal.
Editor (2015-present). Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education.
Editorial Board Member, International Advisory Board (2014-present). The Mathematics Enthusiast.
Prior to Tenure and Assoc Promotion
Editorial board member (2012-2015). Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education.
Editorial team member (2012-2014). Fields Mathematics Education Journal (FMEJ).
Editorial board member (2012-present). Vector: Journal of the British Columbia Association of Mathematics Teachers (BCAMT).
Editorial Team: Reviewer (2012-2013). World Journal of Education.
Member secretary (2008-2011). North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education.
Steering Committee member (2008-2011). North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education.
NCTM Affiliate Editor (2008-2015). vinculum: Journal of the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers’ Society.
Editor (2008-2015). vinculum: Journal of the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers’ Society.
University of Saskatchewan Representative (2008-present). Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers' Society Executive Committee.
Prior to U of S Appointment
Sponsor Teacher (2006). Simon Fraser University, Faculty of Education, Professional Development Program, Mind and Heart Module, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Mathematics Teacher (2001-2006). Vancouver School District, Lord Byng Secondary & Killarney Secondary, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
RESEARCH PROJECTS
Chernoff, E. J. & Aikenhead, G. (2017). A Lesson Study Approach to Culture-Based School Mathematics. President's SSHRC Research Fund, University of Saskatchewan. ($7000).
Chernoff, E. J. (2014). Saskatchewan Urban Native Teacher Education Program (SUNTEP) Graduates’ Teaching and Learning of Mathematics: Lessons Learned from School. Gabriel Dumont Institute (GDI) of Native Studies and Applied Research ($25000)
Prior to Tenure and Assoc Promotion
Chernoff, E. J. (2011). Investigating relative likelihood comparisons between contextualized sequences. University of Saskatchewan President’s SSHRC Research Grant ($7000).
Chernoff, E. J., Russell, G. L., Hossain, M., Campbell, K., Reeves, T., & Stobart Community School (2011). Teaching and learning mathematics within a First Nations and Métis worldview: Impacts on the affective domain and academic achievement. Dr. Stirling McDowell Foundation for Research into Teaching Grant ($21250).
Chernoff, E. J. (2010). Investigating prospective mathematics teachers’ perceptions of randomness: Transitioning to contextualized sequences. SSHRC Standard Research Grant. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada ($51573).
Chernoff, E. J. (2010). Investigating prospective mathematics teachers’ relative likelihood judgements. John Ranton McIntosh Research Grant. College of Education, University of Saskatchewan. Saskatoon, SK, Canada ($10000).
Prior to U of S Appointment
Chernoff, E. J. (2007). Different perceptions of chance: Impacts on stochastics education. SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada ($20,000).
PUBLICATIONS
Articles in Refereed Journals
Chernoff, E. J. (2018). If Trump were an applicant to your mathematics education program, would you accept him? A response to Rodriguez, Kitchen and Harding. for the learning of mathematics: an international journal of mathematics education, 38(2), 25.
Chernoff, E. J., Russell, G. L., Vashchyshyn, I., Neufeld, H., Banting, N. (2017). There is no evidence for order mattering; therefore, order does not matter: An appeal to ignorance. Avances de Investigación en Educación Matemática, 11, 5-24.
Chernoff, E. J. (2017). Solving Equations: A Make-Work Project for Math Teachers and Students. Journal of Humanistic Mathematics, 7(1), 251-262. doi: 10.5642/jhummath.201701.19
Chernoff, E. J. (2017). Numberlines: Hockey Line Nicknames Based on Jersey Numbers. The Mathematics Enthusiast, 14(1-3), 371-386.
Neufeld, H. L., Vashchyshyn, I. I., & Chernoff, E. J. (2016, Autumn). Building Bridges: Barriers to Parent Engagement faced by Secondary Mathematics Teachers [Themed Issue: Linking Education and Community: Present and Future Possibilities]. LEARNing Landscapes, 10(1), 199-214.
Vashchyshyn, I., Neufeld, H. & Chernoff, E. J. (2016). A case for humility in the mathematics classroom. Ontario Mathematics Gazette, 54(4), 11-15.
Vashchyshyn, I. & Chernoff, E. J. (2016). A formula for success? An examination of factors contributing to Quebec students’ high achievement in mathematics. Canadian Journal of Education/Revue canadienne de l'éducation, 39(1), 1-26.
Chernoff, E. J., Mamolo, A. & Zazkis, R. (2016). An investigation of the representativeness heuristic: the case of a multiple choice exam. EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 12(1), 1—23. doi: 10.12973/eurasia.2016.1252a
Russell, G. L. & Chernoff, E. J. (2016). The Transreform Approach to the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics: Re-viewing the Math Wars. Far East Journal of Mathematical Education, 16(1), 69-109. doi: 10.17654/ME016010069
Bond, G. & Chernoff, E. J. (2015). Mathematics and Social Justice: A Symbiotic Pedagogy. Journal of Urban Mathematics Education (JUME), 8(1), 24-30.
Chernoff, E. J. & Chernoff, J. W. (2015). Revealing subjective probability in the middle and high school mathematics classroom. Ontario Mathematics Gazette, 53(4), 30-35.
Chernoff, E. J. & Mamolo, A. (2015) Unasked but answered: comparing the relative probabilities of coin flip sequence (attributes). Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, 15(2), 186-202. doi: 10.1080/14926156.2015.1031410
Higgs, N. & Chernoff, E. J. (2014). Content knowledge for teaching mathematics: How much is needed and are (Saskatchewan) teacher candidates getting enough? delta-K: Journal of the Mathematics Council of the Alberta Teachers' Association, 52(1), 17-22
Brandt, A. & Chernoff, E. J. (2014). The Importance of Ethnomathematics in the Math Class. The Ohio Journal of School Mathematics [Journal of the Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics], 71(Fall), 31-36.
Stone, M. & Chernoff, E. J. (2014). An examination of math anxiety research. Ontario Mathematics Gazette, 52(4), 29-31.
Chernoff, E. J. (2014). What would David Wheeler Tweet? For the Learning of Mathematics, 34(1), 8.
Prior to Tenure and Assoc Promotion
Chernoff, E. J. (2013). Probabilistic relativism: a multivalentological investigation of normatively incorrect relative likelihood comparisons [Special issue: Postmodern Mathematics/Mathematics Education]. Philosophy of Mathematics Education Journal, 27, 1-30. Retrieved from http://people.exeter.ac.uk/PErnest/pome27/index.html
Russell, G. L. & Chernoff, E. J. (2013). The marginalization of Indigenous students within school mathematics and the math wars: seeking resolutions within ethical spaces [Special issue: Mathematics Education with/for Indigenous Peoples]. Mathematics Education Research Journal, 25(1), 109-127. doi: 10.1007/s13394-012-0064-1
Chernoff, E. J. (2012). Logically fallacious relative likelihood comparisons: the fallacy of composition [Special issue: National Year of Mathematics]. Experiments in Education, 40(4), 77-84.
Chernoff, E. J. (2012). Recognizing revisitation of the representativeness heuristic: an analysis of answer key attributes [Themed issue: Probability in Reasoning About Data and Risk]. ZDM - The International Journal on Mathematics Education, 44(7), 941-952. doi: 10.1007/s11858-012-0435-9
Chernoff, E. J., & Russell, G. L. (2012). The fallacy of composition: Prospective mathematics teachers’ use of logical fallacies. Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, 12(3), 259-271. doi: 10.1080/14926156.2012.704128
Chernoff, E. J. & Russell, G. L. (2011). The sample space: One of many ways to partition the set of all possible outcomes. The Australian Mathematics Teacher, 67(2), 24-29.
Chernoff, E. J. & Zazkis, R. (2011). From personal to conventional probabilities: from sample set to sample space. Educational Studies in Mathematics, 77(1), 15-33. doi: 10.1007/s10649-010-9288-8
Russell, G., & Chernoff, E. J. (2011). Seeking more than nothing: Two elementary teachers’ conceptions of zero. The Montana Mathematics Enthusiast 8(1&2), 77-112.
Chernoff, E. J. (2009). Sample space partitions: An investigative lens. Journal of Mathematical Behavior, 28(1), 19-29. doi: 10.1016/j.jmathb.2009.03.002
Chernoff, E. J. (2008). The state of probability measurement in mathematics education: A first approximation. Philosophy of Mathematics Education Journal, 23, 1-23. Retrieved from http://people.exeter.ac.uk/PErnest/pome23/index.htm
Zazkis, R., & Chernoff, E. (2008). What makes a counterexample exemplary? Educational Studies in Mathematics, 68(3), 195-208. doi: 10.1007/s10649-007-9110-4
Prior to U of S Appointment
Zazkis, R., Liljedahl, P. & Chernoff, E. (2008). The role of examples on forming and refuting generalizations [Themed issue: From Patterns to Generalization: Development of Algebraic Thinking]. ZDM - The International Journal on Mathematics Education, 40(1), 131-141. doi: 10.1007/s11858-007-0065-9
Liljedahl, P., Chernoff. E., & Zazkis, R. (2007). Interweaving mathematics and pedagogy in task design: A tale of one task [Special issue: The Nature and Role of Tasks in Mathematics Teachers’ Education]. Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 10(4-6), 239-249. doi: 10.1007/s10857-007-9047-7
Articles in Non-Refereed Journals, Magazines and Periodicals
Chiasson, J. & Chernoff, E. J. (in press). Finding Joy in the new math. The Variable: An SMTS Periodical, x(x), xx-xx.
Chernoff, E. J. (2018, May/June). Precisely Inaccurate: Putting the “Ass” in Assessment. The Variable, 3(3), 38-41.
Chernoff, E. J. (2018, March/April). Antiquated Arguments from Math Class: Calculating the Tip. The Variable, 3(2), 37-40.
Chernoff, E. J. (2018, January/February). A Spontaneous Celebration of Learning: Part I [Math Ed Matters by MatthewMaddux]. The Variable: An SMTS Periodical, 3(1), 35-40.
Chernoff, E. J. (2017, November/December). The Inside Joke on Math Lessons [Math Ed Matters by MatthewMaddux]. The Variable: An SMTS Periodical, 2(6), 38-42.
Chernoff, E. J. (2017, September/October). Abhorrent Mathematical Algorithms: Mathematical Abhorithms [Math Ed Matters by MatthewMaddux]. The Variable: An SMTS Periodical, 2(5), 44-50.
Vashchyshyn, I. & Chernoff, E. J. (2017, September). Sick of Viral Math. Math Horizons [Mathematical Association of America], 25(1), 33-34.
Chernoff, E. J. (2017, July/August). The Lottery is a Tax on... [Math Ed Matters by MatthewMaddux]. The Variable: An SMTS Periodical, 2(4), 39-48.
Chernoff, E. J. (2017, May/June). Subtraction: How the Hunted Became the Hunter [Math Ed Matters by MatthewMaddux]. The Variable: An SMTS Periodical, 2(3), 42-46.
Shaw, L. & Chernoff, E. J. (2017). A Gradeless Secondary Mathematics Classroom: Questions and Answers. Vector: Journal of the British Columbia Association of Mathematics Teachers, 58(1), 23-26.
Chernoff, E. J. (2015, October 26th). Lines You Can Count On [The Jersey Issue]. The Hockey News, 69(05), 11.
Prentice, C. & Chernoff, E. J. (2015). When two plus two equals blue: An overview of grapheme-color synesthesia research. Iowa Council of Teachers of Mathematics Journal, 41(Winter 2014-2015), 11-15.
Lehmkuhl, P. & Chernoff, E. J. (2014). The role of educational technology in relation to teacher and learner motivation in mathematics: a social perspective. Vector: Journal of the British Columbia Association of Mathematics Teachers, 55(3), 55-60.
Merkowsky, M. & Chernoff, E. J. (2014). The Absolutely True Confession of a Prospective Elementary School Math Teacher. Education Matters: The Journal of Teaching and Learning, 2(2), 41-52.
Chernoff, E. (2013). Two years and four issues later. vinculum: Journal of the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers' Society, 3(2.2000), 50-53. [Reprint of Chernoff, E. (2010). Editorial: Two years and four issues later. vinculum: Journal of the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers' Society, 2(2), 2-6.]
Chernoff, E. (2013). Change(s). vinculum: Journal of the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers’ Society, 3(2.2000), 23. [Reprint of Chernoff, E. (2009). Editorial: Change(s). vinculum: Journal of the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers' Society, 1(1), 2.]
Prior to Tenure and Assoc Promotion
Chernoff, E. J. (2011). Where have all the submissions gone? Vector: Journal of the British Columbia Association of Mathematics Teachers, 52(3), 10-14.
Chernoff, E. J. (2010). Coming to terms with probability terminology. Vector: Journal of the British Columbia Association of Mathematics Teachers, 51(2), 13-16.
Chernoff, E. J. (2008). Now that’s what I call alternative base representation. Vector: Journal of the British Columbia Association of Mathematics Teachers, 49(2), 49-55.
Articles in Refereed Conference Proceedings
Chernoff, E. J., Vashchyshyn, I. & Neufeld, H. (2016). Comparing the relative probabilities of events. Proceedings of Topic Study Group 14: Teaching and learning of probability. 13th International Congress on Mathematics Education (ICME-13). Hamburg, Germany.
Chernoff, E. J., & Russell, G. L. (2013). Comparing The Relative Likelihood Of Events: The Fallacy Of Composition. In Martinez, M. & Castro Superfine, A (Eds.), Proceedings of the 35th annual meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (pp. 333-340). Chicago, IL: University of Illinois at Chicago.
Russell, G. L., & Chernoff, E. J. (2013). Unifying challenges in the teaching and learning of mathematics: Two can become one. In Martinez, M. & Castro Superfine, A (Eds.), Proceedings of the 35th annual meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (pp. 1018-1025). Chicago, IL: University of Illinois at Chicago.
Prior to Tenure and Assoc Promotion
Chernoff, E. J., & Russell, G. L. (2012). Why order does not matter: an appeal to ignorance. In Van Zoest, L. R., Lo, J.-J., & Kratky, J. L. (Eds.), Proceedings of the 34th annual meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (pp. 1045-1052). Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University.
Russell, G. L., & Chernoff, E. J. (2012). Unifying challenges in the teaching and learning of mathematics: Two can become one. In Van Zoest, L. R., Lo, J.-J., & Kratky, J. L. (Eds.), Proceedings of the 34th annual meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (pp. 367-370). Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University.
Chernoff, E. J. (2012). Unintended relative likelihood comparisons. Proceedings of Topic Study Group 11: Teaching and learning of probability. 12th International Congress on Mathematics Education (ICME-12). Seoul, Korea.
Russell, G. L. & Chernoff, E. J. (2012). Unknown Occurrences of Polysemy in English Mathematics Classrooms. Proceedings of Topic Study Group 28: Language and communication in mathematics education. 12th International Congress on Mathematics Education (ICME-12). Seoul, Korea.
Chernoff, E. J. (2012). Providing answers to a question that was not asked. In S. Brown, S. Larsen, K. Marrongelle & M. Oehrtman (Eds.), Proceedings of the 15th Annual Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education (pp. 32-38). Portland, Oregon.
Chernoff, E. J., & Russell, G. L. (2011). An informal fallacy in teachers’ reasoning about probability. In L. R. Wiest & T. Lamberg (Eds.), Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (pp. 241-249). Reno, NV: University of Nevada, Reno.
Russell, G. L., & Chernoff, E. J. (2011). Transforming mathematics education: applying new ideas or commodifying cultural knowledge. In L. R. Wiest & T. Lamberg (Eds.), Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (pp. 970-977). Reno, NV: University of Nevada, Reno.
Chernoff, E. J., & Russell, G. L. (2011). An investigation of relative likelihood comparisons: the composition fallacy. In B. Ubuz (Ed.), Proceedings of the Thirty fifth annual meeting of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (Vol. II, pp. 225-232). Ankara, Turkey: Middle East Technical University.
Russell, G. L., & Chernoff, E. J. (2011). Logical fallacies in reasoning about a correct solution. In B. Ubuz (Ed.), Proceedings of the Thirty fifth annual meeting of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (Vol. I, p. 379). Ankara, Turkey: Middle East Technical University.
Chernoff, E. J. (2011). Investigating relative likelihood comparisons of multinomial, contextual sequences. In M. Pytlak, T. Rowland, & E. Swoboda (Eds.), Proceedings of the Seventh Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education (pp. 755-765). University of Rzeszów, Poland.
Chernoff, E. J., & Zazkis, R. (2010). A problem with the problem of points. In P. Brosnan, D. Erchick, & L. Flevares (Eds.), Proceedings of the Thirty-Second Annual Meeting of the North-American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (Vol. VI, pp. 969-977). Columbus, OH: Ohio State University.
Russell, G., & Chernoff, E. J. (2010). Beyond nothing: Teachers’ conceptions of zero. In P. Brosnan, D. Erchick, & L. Flevares (Eds.), Proceedings of the Thirty-Second Annual Meeting of the North-American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (Vol. VI, pp. 1039-1046). Columbus, OH: Ohio State University.
Chernoff, E. J. (2009). The subjective-sample-space. In S. L. Swars, D. W. Stinson & S. Lemons-Smith (Eds.), Proceedings of the Thirty-First Annual Meeting of the North-American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (Vol. 5, pp. 628-635). Atlanta, GA: Georgia State University.
Chernoff, E. J. (2009). Explicating the multivalence of a probability task. In S. L. Swars, D. W. Stinson & S. Lemons-Smith (Eds.), Proceedings of the Thirty-First Annual Meeting of the North-American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (Vol. 5, pp. 653-661). Atlanta, GA: Georgia State University.
Chernoff, E. J. (2008). Sample space: An investigative lens. In J. Cortina (Ed.), Proceedings of the Joint Meeting of the International Group and the North American Chapter for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (Vol. 2, pp. 313-320). Morelia, Michoacn, Mexico.
Prior to U of S Appointment
Chernoff, E. (2007). Sample space rearrangement (SSR): The example of switches and runs. In T. Lamberg & L. Wiest (Eds.), Proceedings of the Twenty Ninth Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. (Vol. 1, pp. 433-436). Stateline (Lake Tahoe), NV: University of Nevada, Reno.
Chernoff, E. (2007). Probing Representativeness: Switches and runs, In J. Woo, H. Lew, and D. Seo (Eds.), Proceedings of the Thirty first annual meeting of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. (Vol. 1, pp. 207). Seoul, South Korea: Seoul National University.
Chernoff, E. (2007). The Monistic Probabilistic Perspective. In J. Woo, H. Lew, and D. Seo (Eds.), Proceedings of the Thirty first annual meeting of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education.. (Vol. 1, pp. 308). Seoul, South Korea: Seoul National University.
Chernoff, E., & Zazkis, R. (2006). Intuitive probability in action: A case in elementary number theory. In S. Alatorre, J. L. Cortina, M. Sáiz, & A. Méndez (Eds.), Proceedings of the Twenty Eighth annual meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. (Vol. 2, pp. 756-758). Mérida, Mexico: Universidad Pedagógica Nacional.
Zazkis, R., & Chernoff, E. (2006). Examples that change minds. In S. Alatorre, J. L. Cortina, M. Sáiz, & A. Méndez (Eds.), Proceedings of the Twenty Eighth annual meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. (Vol. 2, pp. 756-758). Mérida, Mexico: Universidad Pedagógica Nacional.
Chernoff, E., & Zazkis, R. (2006). Decision making at uncertainty: Moving on a prime ladder. In J. Novotná, H. Moraová, M. Krátká, & N. Stehlíková (Eds.), Proceedings of the Thirtieth annual meeting of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. (Vol. 1, pp. 234). Prague, Czech Republic: Charles University.
Zazkis, R., & Chernoff, E. (2006). Cognitive conflict and its resolution via pivotal/bridging example. In J. Novotná, H. Moraová, M. Krátká, & N. Stehlíková (Eds.), Proceedings of the Thirtieth annual meeting of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. (Vol. 5, pp. 465-472). Prague, Czech Republic: Charles University.
Articles in Non-Refereed Conference Proceedings
Larsen, J., Chernoff, E. J. & Freiman, V. (in press). Social Media for Mathematics Education. Working group X report for the Proceedings of the 41st annual meeting of the Canadian Mathematics Education Study Group/Groupe Canadien d'Étude en Didactique des Mathématiques. (pp. xxx-xxx). Montreal, QC, Canada.
Batanero, C., Chernoff, E. J., Engel, J., S. Lee, H. & Sanchez, E. (2017). Topic Study Group 14: Teaching and Learning of Probability. In G. Kaiser (Ed.),Proceedings of the 13th International Congress on Mathematical Education (pp. 151-172). Hamburg, Germany: Springer.
Chernoff, E. J. (2017). The Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education: Meet the editors. Ad-hoc presentation report for the proceedings of the 40th annual meeting of the Canadian Mathematics Education Study Group/Groupe Canadien d'Étude en Didactique des Mathématiques. (pp. 253-254).
Chernoff, E. (2014). Will the real Bayesian probability please stand up!? Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Teaching Statistics (ICOTS9) [Session 6A: Bayesian inference (probability) goes to school: meanings, tasks and instructional challenges - Topic 6: Innovation and reform in teaching probability within statistics]. Flagstaff, Arizona, USA.
Chernoff, E. J. (2014). Social media and mathematics education: whenever the twain shall meet? In S. Oesterle & D. Allan (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Mathematics Education Study Group / Groupe Canadien d’Étude en Didactique des Mathématiques (pp. 143-147). St. Catharines, On: Brock University. CMESG/GCEDM.
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Chernoff, E. J. (2011). Mathematics education networking experiences: The necessary, the unnecessary, and the digital. Proceedings of the Third Annual Mathematics Education Graduate Students’ Association (MEGA) Conference and Meeting. Vancouver, Canada: University of British Columbia. [Online: http://m1.cust.educ.ubc.ca/mega2011/proceedings.html]
Chernoff, E. J. (2011). Subjective probabilities derived from the perceived randomness of sequences of outcomes. New PhD report for the proceedings the 34th annual meeting of the Canadian Mathematics Education Study Group/Groupe Canadien d'Étude en Didactique des Mathématiques. (pp. 165-170). Vancouver, Canada: Simon Fraser University.
Chernoff, E. J., Knoll, E., & Mamolo, A. (2011). Noticing and engaging the mathematicians in our classrooms. Working group F report for the Proceedings of the 34th annual meeting of the Canadian Mathematics Education Study Group/Groupe Canadien d'Étude en Didactique des Mathématiques. (pp. 107-120). Vancouver, Canada: Simon Fraser University.
Chernoff, E. J., Chorney, S., & Liljedahl, P. (2011). Editing mathematics teachers’ journals in Canada: Bridging the gap between researchers and teachers. Ad-hoc presentation report for the proceedings of the 34th annual meeting of the Canadian Mathematics Education Study Group/Groupe Canadien d'Étude en Didactique des Mathématiques. (pp. 217-218). Vancouver, Canada: Simon Fraser University.
Chernoff, E. J. (2009). Panel I Report: What did I need then? What do I need now? Proceedings of the 2009 Canadian Mathematics Education Forum. Vancouver, Canada.
Chernoff, E. J. (2009). The Kamloops Golf and University Country Club. In R. C. Brewster, & J. G. McLoughlin (Eds.), Proceedings of the first annual Sharing Mathematics: A Tribute to Jim Totten conference. (pp. 86-87). Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada.
Prior to U of S Appointment
Chernoff, E., & Savard, A. (2008). Probability. Proceedings of the 2007 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Mathematics Education Study Group/Groupe Canadien d'Étude en Didactique des Mathématiques.
Books and Monographs
Chernoff, E. J., Russell, G. L., & Sriraman, B. (Eds.) (in press). Selected writings from the Journal of the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers’ Society: Celebrating 50 years (1961-2011) of vinculum. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
Kajander, A., Holm, J. & Chernoff, E. J. (Eds.) (in press). Teaching and Learning Secondary School Mathematics: Canadian Perspectives in an International Context [Advances in Mathematics Education Series]. Berlin Heidelberg: Springer Science.
Batanero, C. & Chernoff, E. J. (Eds.) (2018). Teaching and Learning Stochastics: Advances in Probability Education Research [ICME-13 Monograph Series]. Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer Science.
Batanero, C., Chernoff, E. J., Engel, J., S. Lee, H. & Sanchez, E. (2016). Essential Research on Teaching and Learning Probability [ICME-13 Topical Surveys Series]. Springer. [40 pages.]
Chernoff, E. J., Liljedahl, P., & Chorney, S. (Eds.) (2016). Selected writings from the Journal of the British Columbia Association of Mathematics Teachers: Celebrating 50 (1962-2012) years of Vector. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing. (443 pages.)
Chernoff, E. J. & Sterenberg, G. (Eds.) (2014). Selected writings from the Journal of the Mathematics Council of the Alberta Teachers’ Association: Celebrating 50 years (1962-2012) of delta-K. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing. (500 pages.)
Chernoff, E. J., & Sriraman, B. (Eds.) (2014). Probabilistic thinking: Presenting plural perspectives (Volume 7 of Advances in Mathematics Education Series). Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer Science. (748 pages.)
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Chernoff, E. J. (2009). The subjective-sample-space: Subjective probabilities derived from the perceived randomness of sequences of outcomes*. Saarbrücken, Germany: VDM Verlag.
*note: this monograph is a verbatim reprint of my doctoral dissertation
Book and Monograph Matter (Forewords, Prefaces, Introductions, Commentaries)
Forewords and Prefaces
6. Batanero, C. & Chernoff, E. J. (2018). Preface. In C. Batanero & E. J. Chernoff (Eds.), Teaching and Learning Stochastics: Advances in Probability Education Research (pp. v-viii). Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer Science.
5. Chernoff, E. J., Chorney, S., & Liljedahl, P. (2016). Preface. In E. J. Chernoff, P. Liljedahl, & S. Chorney (Eds.), Selected writings from the Journal of the British Columbia Association of Mathematics Teachers: Celebrating 50 years (1962-2012) of Vector (pp. xvii-xxiv). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
4. Chernoff, E. J. & Sterenberg, G. (2014). Preface. In E. J. Chernoff & G. Sterenberg (Eds.), Selected writings from the Journal of the Mathematics Council of the Alberta Teachers’ Association: Celebrating 50 years (1962-2012) of delta-K (pp. xix-xxiii). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
3. Chernoff, E. J., & Russell, G. L. (2014). Preface to Perspective I: Mathematics and Philosophy. In E. J. Chernoff & B. Sriraman (Eds.), Probabilistic Thinking: Presenting Plural Perspectives (pp. 3-6). Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer Science.
2. Chernoff, E. J., & Russell, G. L. (2014). Preface to Perspective III: Stochastics. In E. J. Chernoff & B. Sriraman (Eds.), Probabilistic Thinking: Presenting Plural Perspectives (pp. 343-344). Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer Science.
1. Chernoff, E. J., & Russell, G. L. (2014). Preface to Perspective IV: Mathematics Education. In E. J. Chernoff & B. Sriraman (Eds.), Probabilistic Thinking: Presenting Plural Perspectives (pp. 493-494). Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer Science.
Introductions
9. Chernoff, E. J. (in press). Introduction: The Eighties. In E. J. Chernoff, G. L. Russell, & B. Sriraman (Eds.), Selected writings from the Journal of the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers’ Society: Celebrating 50 years (1961-2011) of vinculum. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
8. Chernoff, E. J. (in press). Introduction: The Nineties. In E. J. Chernoff, G. L. Russell, & B. Sriraman (Eds.), Selected writings from the Journal of the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers’ Society: Celebrating 50 years (1961-2011) of vinculum. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
7. Chernoff, E. J. (in press). Introduction: The Aughts. In E. J. Chernoff, G. L. Russell, & B. Sriraman (Eds.), Selected writings from the Journal of the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers’ Society: Celebrating 50 years (1961-2011) of vinculum. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
6. Russell, G. L. & Chernoff, E. J. (in press). Introduction: The Sixties. In E. J. Chernoff, G. L. Russell, & B. Sriraman (Eds.), Selected writings from the Journal of the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers’ Society: Celebrating 50 years (1961-2011) of vinculum. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
5. Chernoff, E. J. (in press). Introduction: The Seventies. In E. J. Chernoff, G. L. Russell, & B. Sriraman (Eds.), Selected writings from the Journal of the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers’ Society: Celebrating 50 years (1961-2011) of vinculum. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
4. Chernoff, E. J., Russell, G. L., & Sriraman, B. (in press). Introduction. In E. J. Chernoff, G. L. Russell, & B. Sriraman (Eds.), Selected writings from the Journal of the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers’ Society: Celebrating 50 years (1961-2011) of vinculum. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
3. Kajander, A., Holm, J. & Chernoff, E. J. (in press). Introduction. In A. Kajander, J. Holm & E. J. Chernoff (Eds.), Teaching and Learning Secondary School Mathematics: Canadian Perspectives in an International Context . Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer Science.
2. Sterenberg, G., & Chernoff, E. J. (2014). Introduction. In E. J. Chernoff & G. Sterenberg (Eds.), Selected writings from the Journal of the Mathematics Council of the Alberta Teachers’ Association: Celebrating 50 years (1962-2012) of delta-K (pp. xxv-xxxiii). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
1. Chernoff, E. J., & Sriraman, B. (2014). Introduction to Probabilistic Thinking: Presenting Plural Perspectives. In E. J. Chernoff & B. Sriraman (Eds.), Probabilistic Thinking: Presenting Plural Perspectives (pp. xv-xviii). Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer Science.
Commentaries
7. Kajander, A., Holm, J. & Chernoff, E. J. (in press). Final Commentary. In A. Kajander, J. Holm & E. J. Chernoff (Eds.), Teaching and Learning Secondary School Mathematics: Canadian Perspectives in an International Context. Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer Science.
6. Chernoff, E. J. & Batanero, C. (2018). A Commentary on Teaching and Learning Stochastics: Advances in Probability Education Research. In C. Batanero & E. J. Chernoff (Eds.), Teaching and Learning Stochastics: Advances in Probability Education Research (pp. 373-376). Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer Science.
5. Russell, G. L. & Chernoff, E. J. (in press). Commentary: The Seventies. In E. J. Chernoff, G. L. Russell, & B. Sriraman (Eds.), Selected writings from the Journal of the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers’ Society: Celebrating 50 years (1961-2011) of vinculum. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
4. Chernoff, E. J., Russell, G. L., & Sriraman, B. (in press). A Final Commentary. In E. J. Chernoff, G. L. Russell, & B. Sriraman (Eds.), Selected writings from the Journal of the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers’ Society: Celebrating 50 years (1961-2011) of vinculum. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
3. Chorney, S., Liljedahl, P. & Chernoff, E. J. (2016). Final Commentary: Looking back on our selected writings from fifty years of Vector. In E. J. Chernoff, P. Liljedahl, & S. Chorney (Eds.), Selected writings from the Journal of the British Columbia Association of Mathematics Teachers: Celebrating 50 years (1962-2012) of Vector (pp. 438-439). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
2. Chernoff, E. J., & Sterenberg, G. (2014). Final commentary: Looking back on our selected writings from fifty years of delta-K. In E. J. Chernoff & G. Sterenberg (Eds.), Selected writings from the Journal of the Mathematics Council of the Alberta Teachers’ Association: Celebrating 50 years (1962-2012) of delta-K (pp. 459-466). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
1. Chernoff, E. J., & Sriraman, B. (2014). Commentary on Probabilistic Thinking: Presenting Plural Perspectives. In E. J. Chernoff & B. Sriraman (Eds.), Probabilistic Thinking: Presenting Plural Perspectives (pp. 721-728). Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer Science.
Chapters in Edited Books
Banting, N. Vashchyshyn, I. & Chernoff, E. J. (in press). In No Uncertain Terms: Encouraging a Critical Stance Toward Probability in School. In A. Kajander, J. Holm & E. J. Chernoff (Eds.), Teaching and Learning Secondary School Mathematics: Canadian Perspectives in an International Context . Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer Science.
Chernoff, E. J., Vashchyshyn, I. & Neufeld, H. (2018). Comparing the relative probabilities of events. In C. Batanero & E. J. Chernoff (Eds.), Teaching and Learning Stochastics: Advances in Probability Education Research (pp. 277-292). Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer Science.
Vashchyshyn, I. & Chernoff, E. J. (2018). Obstacles to a Transdisciplinary Resolution of the Math Wars. In L. Jao & N. Radakovic (Eds.), Transdisciplinarity in Mathematics Education: Blurring Disciplinary Boundaries (151-172). Springer.
Abstract. Faced with the complex issues of modern society, a growing number of individuals and organisations have embraced a transdisciplinary approach in the attempt to resolve such issues in an ethical, socially responsible way. Such an approach may even prove to be effective in mediating (if not resolving) the math wars, a longstanding, value-laden debate about what (mathematics) children should learn in the twenty-first century and how they should learn it. However, although the math wars have evolved into a conflict involving a wide variety of individuals and groups representing various interests and disciplines, we argue that for this issue, transdisciplinarity is still out of reach. In particular, in re-viewing the evolution of the math wars in the United States and in Canada through a transdisciplinary lens, we find that one major obstacle is the reluctance, and sometimes outright refusal, to step outside disciplinary constraints to engage in dialogue and collaboration with diverse stakeholders. We contend that if the attitude of opposition is maintained, we should expect a long and bitter war indeed.
Chernoff, E. J. & Sriraman, B. (2015). The teaching and learning of probabilistic thinking: heuristic, informal and fallacious reasoning. In R. Wegerif, L. Li & J. Kaufman (Eds.), The Routledge International Handbook of Research on Teaching Thinking (pp. 369-377). New York: Routledge, Taylor & Francis.
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Edited Volumes
Chernoff, E. J., Paparistodemou, E., Bakogianni, D., & Petocz, P. (Guest Editors) (2016). Special Issue: Research on learning and teaching probability within statistics. Statistics Education Research Journal, 15(2). 265 pages.
Chernoff, E. J. (Guest Editor) (2015). Special Issue: Risk-Mathematical or Otherwise. The Mathematics Enthusiast, 12(1,2&3). 479 pages.
Chernoff, E. (Ed.) (2014). Special Issue: The Collected Works of Rick Seaman. vinculum: Journal of the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers' Society, 4(1&2). 96 pages.
Chernoff, E. (Ed.) (2013). Celebrating 50 years (1961-2011) of the SMTS: The Aughts. vinculum: Journal of the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers’ Society, 3(2.2000). 53 pages.
Chernoff, E. (Ed.) (2013). Celebrating 50 years (1961-2011) of the SMTS: The Nineties. vinculum: Journal of the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers’ Society, 3(2.1990). 63 pages.
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Chernoff, E. (Ed.) (2012). Celebrating 50 years (1961-2011) of the SMTS: The Eighties. vinculum: Journal of the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers’ Society, 3(2.1980). 56 pages.
Chernoff, E. (Ed.) (2012). Celebrating 50 years (1961-2011) of the SMTS: The Seventies. vinculum: Journal of the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers’ Society, 3(2.1970). 64 pages.
Chernoff, E. (Ed.) (2012). Celebrating 50 years (1961-2011) of the SMTS: The Sixties. vinculum: Journal of the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers’ Society, 3(2.1960). 49 pages.
Chernoff, E. (Ed.) (2011). Theme: Problems and reflections. vinculum: Journal of the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers’ Society, 3(1). 56 pages.
Chernoff, E. J. (Ed.) (2010). Theme: First Nations and Métis content, perspectives, and ways of knowing. vinculum: Journal of the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers’ Society, 2(2). 68 pages.
Chernoff, E. (Ed.) (2010). Theme: Curricular edition. vinculum: Journal of the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers’ Society, 2(1). 60 pages.
Chernoff, E. (Ed.) (2009). Theme: Student-centered edition. vinculum: Journal of the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers’ Society, 1(2). 52 pages.
Chernoff, E. (Ed.) (2009). vinculum: Journal of the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers’ Society, 1(1). 44 pages.
Editorials
Chernoff, E. J., Paparistodemou, E., Bakogianni, D., & Petocz, P. (2016) Guest Editorial: Working Title. Special Issue: Research on learning and teaching probability within statistics. Statistics Education Research Journal, 15(2), 6-10.
Chernoff, E. J. (2015) Guest Editorial: Risk-Mathematical or Otherwise. The Mathematics Enthusiast, 12(1,2&3), 3.
Chernoff, E. (2014). Editorial: The Collected Works of Rick Seaman. vinculum: Journal of the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers' Society, 4(1&2), 1.
Chernoff, E. (2013). Editorial: the aughts. vinculum: Journal of the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers’ Society, 3(2.2000), 1.
Chernoff, E. (2013). Editorial: the nineties. vinculum: Journal of the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers’ Society, 3(2.1990), 1.
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Chernoff, E. (2012). Editorial: the eighties. vinculum: Journal of the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers’ Society, 3(2.1980), 1.
Chernoff, E. (2012). Editorial: the seventies. vinculum: Journal of the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers’ Society, 3(2.1970), 1.
Russell, G. & Chernoff, E. (2012). Editorial: The sixties: "The times they are a-changin". vinculum: Journal of the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers’ Society, 3(2.1960), 4.
Chernoff, E. (2012). Preface: celebrating 50 years (1961-2011) of the SMTS. vinculum: Journal of the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers’ Society, 3(2.1960), 2-3.
Chernoff, E. (2011). Editorial: No, not that kind of problem. vinculum: Journal of the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers’ Society, 3(1), 3-4.
Chernoff, E. (2010). Editorial: Two years and four issues later. vinculum: Journal of the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers’ Society, 2(2), 2-6.
Chernoff, E. (2010). Editorial: Curricular edition. vinculum: Journal of the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers’ Society, 2(1), 2-3.
Chernoff, E. (2009). Editorial: Student-centered edition. vinculum: Journal of the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers’ Society, 1(2), 3-4.
Chernoff, E. (2009). Editorial: Change(s). vinculum: Journal of the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers’ Society, 1(1), 2.
Dissertation
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Chernoff, E. J. (2009). Subjective probabilities derived from the perceived randomness of sequences of outcomes. Unpublished doctoral dissertation. Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
eBooks
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Chernoff, E. J. (2012). Mathematics Education Images by MatthewMaddux. Available on iTunes (36 pages).
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Chernoff, E. J. (2012). @MatthewMaddux 2011: Chronicled Tweet by Tweet. Available on iTunes (182 pages).
Chernoff, E. J. (2012). MatthewMaddux Education 2011. Retrieved from http://www.eganchernoff.com/downloads/open-access-publications/ (220 pages).
Book Reviews
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Chernoff, E. (2009). Innumeracy: Mathematical illiteracy and its consequences: A review. vinculum: Journal of the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers’ Society, 1(1), 36-41.
Other Publications
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Chernoff, E. J. (2010). In memoriam: Craig Newell.
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Chernoff, E. J. (2007). Chances are…you’ll learn something new about probability: Conference notes. Conference notes for Workshop #1 presented at the 9th annual Changing the Culture conference presented by the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences. Vancouver, Canada.
Chernoff, E. J. (2007). A CMESG/GCEDM first-timer reflects on Calgary 2006. CMESG Newsletter, 23(2).
PRESENTATIONS AND WORKSHOPS
Invited Keynotes and Colloquia
Chernoff, E. J. (2015, October). An Abridged Version of… The Math Wars, Eh? (1495 Days Presented in One Hour). Saturday Morning Breakfast Keynote at the 54th Annual Northwest Mathematics Conference (2015 NWMC). Whistler, BC, Canada.
Chernoff, E. J. (2014, September). Is WISE Math “Strengthening Education in Math”? . Keynote Presentation for the 2014 Fall Conference of the Quinte-St Lawrence Mathematics Association (QSLMA) [Local Chapter of the Ontario Association for Mathematics Education (OAME)]. Kingston, ON.
- Abstract. Having closely followed the "Canadian Math Wars" for over three years now, I, in this keynote, ask (and answer) the following question: Is the Western Initiative for Strengthening Education in Math (WISE Math), as their name suggests, Strengthening Education in Math? Join me for a presentation and a discussion of the hot topics in this debate (e.g., PISA results, new math, curriculum, WNCP, standard algorithms, constructivism, back to basics, calculators, JUMP math, randomized controlled trials, reform math, fuzzy math, textbooks, false dichotomy, drill and kill, spiral curriculum, long division, discovery, paper and pencil, cognitive science, direct instruction, outcomes, curriculum, non-standard algorithms, math facts, times tables, calculators and more). Interested individuals may, prior to the keynote, visit the following link for a history of how we got to where we are today: http://matthewmadduxeducation.com/tagged/canadian%20math%20wars
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Chernoff, E. J. (2013, February). Relative Likelihood Comparisons: A Comparative Overview of the Research. Colloquium of the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, Arizona State University. Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
Chernoff, E. J. (2013, February). Relative Likelihood Comparisons: Heuristics, Biases and Fallacies. Colloquium of the Department of Mathematical Sciences, The University of Montana. Missoula, Montana, USA.
Invited Public Lectures
Chernoff, E. J. (2014, January 22nd). What Social Media Has Taught Me About (Mathematics) Education. Joint Faculty of Education/Mathematics, Science and Technology Education Group Public Lecture. Queen's University. Kingston, ON.
Abstract. In this keynote, an overview of the current state of social media for education (with mathematics providing the subject area context and examples) will be presented. First, the different types of social media being used will be highlighted and detailed (e.g., social networks, blogs, microblogs, social bookmarking, media sharing, aggregators and discussion forms). Second, for each of the different types of social media, I will detail “who” (e.g., individuals and organizations) is using “what” (e.g., Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Tumblr, Delicious, StumbleUpon, YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest, RSS, LinkedIn, Academia, Listserves and others). Third, I will discuss my use of and varying attempts to manage social media over the past four plus years. Lastly, with a better picture of the social media for (mathematics education) landscape, I will explain what social media has taught me about the teaching and learning of mathematics. With any time that remains, I look forward to answering any questions that may arise from the presentation. Worthy of note, my intention is that this talk is relevant and pertinent to all elementary school and secondary school teachers of today's learners and, further, relevant with the Ministry of Education's Literacy Numeracy Secretariat's initiatives for all students across all subject areas.
Invited Academic Conference Presentations and Workshops
Larsen, J., Freiman, V. & Chernoff, E. J. (2017, June 2-6). Social Media for Mathematics Education. Working group X of the 41th annual meeting of the Canadian Mathematics Education Study Group/Groupe Canadien d'Étude en Didactique des Mathématiques. Montreal, QC, Canada.
Chernoff, E. J. (2015, February). Grand Probabilistic Delusions. The Fields Institute For Research In Mathematical Sciences Math Ed Forum: Probability. Toronto, Canada.
Abstract. It is a popular notion that probability is counterintuitive. Sir David Spiegelhalter perhaps said it best: "I often get asked why people find probability so unintuitive and difficult. After years of research, I have concluded it's because probability really is unintuitive and difficult." As one might expect, this notion has been fully embraced by a small band of researchers in the field of mathematics education; however, said research (and results) are not well known. As such, the purpose of this session is to provide a historical overview of the last 60 years of research investigating our grand probabilistic delusions. We will, of course, address and (not without debate) answer some of the perplexing probability problems found in the research literature.
Panel Member (2015, February). Big Ideas in Probability and Statistics Panel. The Fields Institute For Research In Mathematical Sciences Math Ed Forum: Probability. Toronto, Canada.
Chernoff, E. J. (2014, July). Will the real Bayesian probablity please stand up!? Session 6A: Bayesian inference (probability) goes to school: meanings, tasks and instructional challenges - Topic 6: Innovation and reform in teaching probability within statistics. 9th International Conference on Teaching Statistics (ICOTS9). Flagstaff, Arizona, USA.
Abstract. Whether examined from a mathematical perspective or especially from a philosophical perspective, as Bayesian inference (probability) enters school mathematics curricula world-wide it definitely brings with it "some baggage." On its way to school, Bayesian inference (probability) will also pick up some baggage from the field of mathematics education (e.g., informal inference, "subjective" probability). Further adding to this baggage, mathematics and school mathematics are not one and the same. Through examining Bayesian inference (probability) from the perspectives of philosophy, mathematics, mathematics education and school mathematics (and popularization), this session will, ultimately, try to better establish what is meant by Bayesian inference (probability)...as it goes to school. In other words, "Will the real Bayesian probablity please stand up!?"
Chernoff, E. J., Paparistodemou, E., & Petocz, P. (Topic Convenors) (2014, July). Topic 6: Innovation and reform in teaching probability within statistics. 9th International Conference on Teaching Statistics (ICOTS9). Flagstaff, Arizona, USA.
- Abstract. Concepts and models of uncertainty and variability are at the heart of statistical thinking and analysis. Hence probabilistic concepts and thinking underpin all of statistics. Chance and Data developments should be intertwined, in harmony and both driven by data, real contexts and problem-solving. As in all of statistics, students bring to formal education in probability concepts and intuitions from everyday real experiences, and the teaching of probability needs to build on these and link formal notions to the everyday, to real contexts and – constantly – to data. In order to enrich conceptual understanding and underpin formal developments with experiential insights, sustainable representations of probability, integrated with data and statistical thinking, will render concepts accessible and more easily exemplified. These invited sessions will address much-needed reforms in teaching probability in harmony with statistics and will explore current innovations and new directions.
Prior to Tenure and Assoc Promotion
Chernoff, E. J. (2013, May). Social media and mathematics education: whenever the twain shall meet? Topic Session presented at the 37th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Mathematics Education Study Group/Groupe Canadien d'Étude en Didactique des Mathématiques (CMESG/GCEDM 2013). St. Catharines, ON, Canada.
Session Chair (2012, July). Session 1: Curriculum Development and Policies. Topic Study Group 11: Teaching and learning of probability. 12th International Congress on Mathematics Education (ICME-12). Seoul, Korea.
Chernoff, E. J. (2012, June). Solving equations: A make-work project for math teachers. Connections in Mathematics Education Session at the 2012 Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) Summer Meeting. Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Session Chair (2012, April). Effective Mathematics Teaching: Is There a Best Approach? Roundtable session of the Special Interest Group: Research in Mathematics Education (SIG/RME) at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association. Vancouver, BC.
Chernoff, E. J. (2012, February). Egan Chernoff and MatthewMaddux: How we're related. Inaugural lecture: Second Life Lecture Series on Wheeler Island. David Wheeler Institute for Research in Mathematics Education (Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC, Canada). Second Life, Wheeler Island (139, 28, 30).
Chernoff, E. J., Knoll, E., & Mamolo, A. (2010, May). Noticing and engaging the mathematicians in our classrooms. Working group F of the 34th annual meeting of the Canadian Mathematics Education Study Group/Groupe Canadien d'Étude en Didactique des Mathématiques. Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Chernoff, E. J. (2010, May). Subjective probabilities derived from the perceived randomness of sequences of outcomes. New PhD Session presented at the 34th annual meeting of the Canadian Mathematics Education Study Group/Groupe Canadien d'Étude en Didactique des Mathématiques.Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Chernoff, E. (2009, April). Panel I: What did I need then? What do I need now? Panel Chair for the 2009 Canadian Mathematics Education Forum (CMEF). Vancouver, Canada.
Prior to U of S Appointment
Chernoff, E. (2007, April). Chances are…you’ll learn something new about probability. Workshop presented at the 9th annual Changing the Culture conference presented by the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences. Vancouver, Canada.
Chernoff, E. (2007, December). Teaching Mathematics with Manipulatives. Five day workshop conducted at IAIN Ar-Raniry (through McGill University’s IAIN Indonesia Social Equity Project). Banda Aceh, Indonesia.
Academic Conference Presentations
Chernoff, E. J. & Lajoie, C. (2016, June). The Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education: Meet the editors. Ad-hoc presentation at the 40th annual meeting of the Canadian Mathematics Education Study Group. Kingston, ON, Canada.
Chernoff, E. J., & Russell, G. L. (2013, November). Comparing The Relative Likelihood Of Events: The Fallacy Of Composition. Research Report Presentation at the 35th annual meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. Chicago, IL: University of Illinois at Chicago. [Download .pdf]
Russell, G. L., & Chernoff, E. J. (2013, November). Unifying challenges in the teaching and learning of mathematics: Two can become one. Research Report Presentation at the 35th annual meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. Chicago, IL: University of Illinois at Chicago. [Download .pdf]
Prior to Tenure and Assoc Promotion
Russell, G. L., & Chernoff, E. J. (2012, November). Working Title. Presentation at the 2012 Learning from Practice Conference. Dr. Stirling McDowell Foundation for Research into Teaching. Saskatoon, SK, Canada.
Chernoff, E. J., & Russell, G. L. (2012, November). Why order does not matter: an appeal to ignorance. Presentation at the 34th Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education Kalamazoo, MI, USA.
Russell, G. L., & Chernoff, E. J. (2012, November). Unifying challenges in the teaching and learning of mathematics: Two can become one. Presentation at the 34th Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education Kalamazoo, MI, USA.
Chernoff, E. J. (2012, July). Unintended relative likelihood comparisons. Long presentation for Topic Study Group 11: Teaching and learning of probability. 12th International Congress on Mathematics Education (ICME-12). Seoul, Korea.
Russell, G. L. & Chernoff, E. J. (2012, July). Unknown Occurrences of Polysemy in English Mathematics Classrooms. Short presentation for Topic Study Group 28: Language and communication in mathematics education. 12th International Congress on Mathematics Education (ICME-12). Seoul, Korea.
Chernoff, E. J. (2012, February). Providing answers to a question that was not asked. Contributed research report presentation at the fifteenth annual conference of the Special Interest Group of the Mathematical Association of American on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education (SIGMAA on RUME). Portland, Oregon.
Chernoff, E. J., & Russell, G. L. (2011, October). An informal fallacy in teachers’ reasoning about probability. Research report presentation at the Thirty third annual meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. Reno, Nevada.
Russell, G. L., & Chernoff, E. J. (2011, October). Transforming mathematics education: applying new ideas or commodifying cultural knowledge. Brief research report presentation at the Thirty third annual meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. Reno, Nevada.
Chernoff, E. J., & Russell, G. L. (2011, July). An investigation of relative likelihood comparisons: The composition fallacy. Research report presentation at the Thirty fifth annual meeting of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. Ankara, Turkey.
Russell, G. L., & Chernoff, E. J. (2011, July). Logical fallacies in reasoning about a correct solution. Short oral presentation at the Thirty fifth annual meeting of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. Ankara, Turkey.
Chernoff, E. J. (2011, February). Mathematics education networking experiences: The necessary, the unnecessary, and the digital. Presentation at the Third Annual Mathematics Education Graduate Students’ Association (MEGA) Conference and Meeting. Vancouver, Canada.
Chernoff, E. J. (2011, February). Investigating relative likelihood comparisons of multinomial, contextual sequences. Presentation for Working Group 5: Stochastic Thinking at the Seventh Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education (CERME7). Rzeszów, Poland.
Chernoff, E. J., & Zazkis, R. (2010, October). A problem with the problem of points. Presentation at the Thirty-Second Annual Meeting of the North-American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. Columbus, OH: Ohio State University.
Russell, G., & Chernoff, E. J. (2010, October). Beyond nothing: Teachers’ conceptions of zero. Presentation at the Thirty-Second Annual Meeting of the North-American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. Columbus, OH: Ohio State University.
Chernoff, E. J., Chorney, S., & Liljedahl, P. (2010, May). Editing mathematics teachers’ journals in Canada: Bridging the gap between researchers and teachers. Ad-hoc presentation at the 34th annual meeting of the Canadian Mathematics Education Study Group. Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Chernoff, E. J. (2009, September). The subjective-sample-space. The Thirty-first Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. Atlanta, Georgia.
Chernoff, E. J. (2009, September). Explicating the multivalence of a probability task. The Thirty-first Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. Atlanta, Georgia.
Chernoff, E. (2008, July). Sample Space: An Investigative Lens. Paper presented at the joint meeting of the International Group and the North American Chapter of Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME 32 & PME-NA XXX), Morelia, Mexico.
Prior to U of S Appointment
Chernoff, E. (2008, January). Sample Space Rearrangement. Paper presented at the Second Annual Simon Fraser University Mathematics Education Doctoral Students’ Conference. Vancouver, Canada.
Chernoff, E. (2007, October) Sample space rearrangement (SSR): The example of switches and runs. Paper presented at the 29th annual meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. Reno, USA.
Chernoff, E. (2007, July). Probing Representativeness: Switches and runs. Paper presented at the 31st annual meeting of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. Seoul, South Korea.
Chernoff, E. (2007, July). The Monistic Probabilistic Perspective. Paper presented at the 31st annual meeting of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. Seoul, South Korea.
Chernoff, E., & Savard, A. (2007, June). Probability. Ad-hoc presentation at the 31st annual meeting of the Canadian Mathematics Education Study Group. Fredericton, Canada.
Chernoff, E. (2007, February). Extending the Descriptive Powers of Heuristics and Biases. Paper presented at the 10th annual Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education. San Diego, USA.
Chernoff, E. (2007, January). Heuristics, Biases, and Elementary Number Theory. Paper presented at the First Annual Simon Fraser University Mathematics Education Doctoral Students’ Conference. Vancouver, Canada.
Chernoff, E., & Zazkis, R. (2006, November). Intuitive probability in action: A case in elementary number theory. Paper presented at the 28th annual meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. Mérida, Mexico.
Zazkis, R., & Chernoff, E. (2006, November). Examples that change minds. Paper presented at the 28th annual meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. Mérida, Mexico.
Chernoff, E., & Zazkis, R. (2006, July). Decision making at uncertainty: moving on a prime ladder. Paper presented at the 30th annual meeting of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. Prague, Czech Republic.
Zazkis, R., & Chernoff, E. (2006, July). Cognitive conflict and its resolution via pivotal/bridging example. Paper presented at the 30th annual meeting of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. Prague, Czech Republic.
Invited Lectures
Chernoff, E. J. (2016, October 27th). The Canadian Math Wars: How we got here, Ontario. Invited Lecture for the Northwestern Ontario Association for Mathematics Education (NWOAME) Math Night. Thunder Bay, ON.
Chernoff, E. J. (2014, January 23rd). Social media for mathematics education: keeping up with The Canadian Math Wars. Pub lecture for (and dinner with) Eastern Ontario School Board Representatives from the Eastern Ontario Regional Steering Committee and Quinte St. Lawrence Mathematics Association Representatives. Queen's University. Kingston, ON.
Guest Lectures and Seminars
Chernoff, E. J. (2016, October 28th). The Canadian Math Wars: Half a Decade and Counting. Faculty of Education Seminar. Lakehead University. Thunder Bay, ON.
Chernoff, E. J. (2016, October 26th). Working Title. Guest Lecture in the Faculty of Education (I/S Mathematics Education Class). , Lakehead University. Thunder Bay, ON.
Chernoff, E. J. (2016, October 28th). Working Title. Guest Lecture in the Faculty of Education (J/I Mathematics Education Class). , Lakehead University. Thunder Bay, ON.
Chernoff, E. J. (2015, March). What are (not is) the probabilities that the fourth card drawn is a King. Guest lecture for the Walter Murray Collegiate Math Club. Saskatoon, SK, Canada.
Chernoff, E. J. (2015, February). Ms. Smith's Dishwasher Problem. Guest workshop for Silverspring School's Pi-rates Math Club. Saskatoon, SK, Canada.
Chernoff, E. J. (2014, January 24th). An unannounced celebration of learning and the dishwasher problem. Guest Lecture in the Faculty of Education (I/S Mathematics Education Class, Section 001). , Queen's University. Kingston, ON.
Chernoff, E. J. (2014, January 24th). An unannounced celebration of learning and the little pink pigs. Guest Lecture in the Faculty of Education (I/S Mathematics Education Class, Section 002). , Queen's University. Kingston, ON.
Chernoff, E. J. (2014, January 23rd). An unannounced celebration of learning and the dishwasher problem. . Guest Lecture in the Faculty of Education (PJ Mathematics Education Class). Queen's University. Kingston, ON.
Chernoff, E. J. (2014, January 23rd). With apologies to Reddit, Ask Me Anything (AMA). Seminar with Graduate Students in the Faculty of Education. Queen's University. Kingston, ON.
Invited Public/Professional Conference Presentations
Chernoff, E. J. (2017, October 23-24). A crash course in ECUR 312 (Methods in Elementary Mathematics). Featured Presentation at the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers’ Society’s (SMTS) 10th Saskatchewan Understands Mathematics (SUM) conference. Saskatoon, Canada.
- Abstract. Have you ever overheard a relatively new elementary school math teacher talking about Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares, The Matrix, or perhaps mumbling something about having been part of a detox centre for answer junkies? Well, I’m the one to blame! Having taught nearly 1500 future elementary (and high) school math teachers over the last decade here in SK, the purpose of this session is to share with attendees the central tenets of my Methods in Elementary Mathematics course. In the interest of full disclosure, you may have to write a math test if you attend this session; and, if this bothers you, even in the slightest, please attend.
Chernoff, E. J. (2017, October 23-24). The sky was falling! The sky was falling! Featured Presentation at the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers’ Society’s (SMTS) 10th Saskatchewan Understands Mathematics (SUM) conference. Saskatoon, Canada.
- Abstract. Since 2011, the teaching and learning of mathematics has been a staple of local, provincial, and national media coverage (newspapers, radio, television, and social media). This story has legs because, well, the sky was falling! Looking back (and to new PISA results), was the sky really falling? The purpose of this session is to provide an extremely thorough, historical overview of the most recent debate over the teaching and learning of mathematics, the Canadian Math Wars. Not familiar with this story? Come get caught up on what’s been going on for 5+ years in just a few hours! Time for (a lively) discussion at the end of the presentation will be strictly preserved.
Chernoff, E. J. & Banting, N. (2016, November 4th). Not "is," what "are" the probabilities that the third card drawn is a King?. Presentation at the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers’ Society’s (SMTS) 9th Saskatchewan Understands Mathematics (SUM) conference. Saskatoon, Canada.
Panel Member (2016, November). Working Title. Panel discussion at the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers’ Society’s (SMTS) 9th Annual Saskatchewan Understands Mathematics (SUM) conference. Saskatoon, Canada.
Chernoff, E. J. (2015, November). The Canadian Math Wars, 2011-2015: A Necessary Update. Presentation at the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers’ Society’s (SMTS) 8th Annual Saskatchewan Understands Mathematics (SUM) conference. Saskatoon, Canada.
Abstract. You won't believe it, even when I tell you...
Panel Member (2015, November). Working Title. Panel discussion at the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers’ Society’s (SMTS) 8th Annual Saskatchewan Understands Mathematics (SUM) conference. Saskatoon, Canada.
Chernoff, E. J. (2015, May). The Math Wars (2011-2015), Eh? Presentation at the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers’ Society’s (SMTS) 7th annual Saskatchewan Understands Mathematics (SUM) conference. Saskatoon, Canada.
Abstract. The...Canadian...Math Wars?! Believe it or not, the teaching and learning of mathematics has become a staple of local, provincial and national media coverage over the last four years. The purpose of this session is to provide a historical overview of the (most recent) debate over the teaching and learning of mathematics, as found in the media. The historical overview will, of course, touch on many of the "hot topics” of the debate (e.g., PISA, TIMSS, WISE Math, WNCP, “new" math, new Saskatchewan curriculum, and others) and time for (a lively) discussion at the end of the presentation will be strictly preserved.
Panel Member (2015, May). Working Title. Panel discussion at the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers’ Society’s (SMTS) 7th Annual Saskatchewan Understands Mathematics (SUM) conference. Saskatoon, Canada.
Chernoff, E. J. (2015, May). The Canadian Math Wars, 2011-2015. Presentation at Sciematics 2015 hosted by the Saskatchewan Science Teachers’ Society. Regina, SK, Canada.
Abstract. The Math Wars, Eh? Believe it or not, the teaching and learning of mathematics has become a staple of local, provincial and national media coverage over the last four years. The purpose of this session is to provide a historical overview of the (most recent) debate over the teaching and learning of mathematics, as found in the media. The historical overview will, of course, touch on many of the "hot topics” of the debate (e.g., PISA, TIMSS, WISE Math, WNCP, “new" math, new Saskatchewan curriculum, and others) and time for (a lively) discussion at the end of the presentation will be strictly preserved.
Chernoff, E. J. (2014, June). A primer on conditional probability. Extreme Math Camp: Grades 6-8. Saskatoon Public School Division (SPSD), Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Chernoff, E. J. (2014, June). Conditional probability. Extreme Math Camp: Grades 9 and 10. Saskatoon Public School Division (SPSD), Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Prior to Tenure and Assoc Promotion
Chernoff, E. J. (2013, June). Seriously, my dog (Scout) ate the answer key! Extreme Math Camp: Grades 6-8. Saskatoon Public School Division (SPSD), Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Chernoff, E. J. (2013, June). Seriously, my dog (Scout) ate the answer key! Extreme Math Camp: Grades 9 and 10. Saskatoon Public School Division (SPSD), Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Chernoff, E. (2013, May). Mathematics Education Images by MatthewMaddux: An Exhibition at SUM Art Gallery. Presentation at Saskatchewan Understands Math (SUM) 2013 hosted by the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers’ Society. Saskatoon, SK, Canada.
Panel Member (2013, May). Teaching and Learning Mathematics. Panel discussion at the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers’ Society’s (SMTS) 5th annual Saskatchewan Understands Mathematics (SUM) conference. Saskatoon, Canada.
Chernoff, E. J. (2012, May). Celebrating 50 years of the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers' Society (SMTS). Presentation at the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers’ Society’s (SMTS) 4th annual Saskatchewan Understands Mathematics (SUM) conference. Saskatoon, Canada.
Panel Member (2012, May). Panel. Panel discussion at the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers’ Society’s (SMTS) 4th annual Saskatchewan Understands Mathematics (SUM) conference. Saskatoon, Canada.
Sterenberg, G., & Chernoff, E. J. (2011, October). Celebrating 50 years of delta-K. Presentation at the 2011 Annual Conference of the Mathematics Council of the Alberta Teachers’ Association (MCATA). Enoch, Alberta.
Chernoff, E. J. (2011, May). Engaged in mathematics: voices from our community. Presentation at the Saskatoon Public Schools Collegiate Renewal Secondary Mathematics Conference. Saskatoon, SK, Canada.
Chernoff, E. J. (2011, May). You say SOHCAHTOA, I say SYRCXRTYX....for a reason. Presentation at the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers’ Society’s (SMTS) 3rd annual Saskatchewan Understands Mathematics (SUM) conference. Saskatoon, Canada.
Chernoff, E. (2010, November). So you have to implement a reform mathematics curriculum: Now what? Presentation at the 2010 Horizon School Division Convention. Saskatoon, SK, Canada.
Chernoff, E. (2010, November). This new approach to teaching and learning mathematics sounds great and all, but I teach high school mathematics. Presentation at Sciematics 2010 hosted by the Saskatchewan Science Teachers’ Society and the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers’ Society. Regina, SK, Canada.
Chernoff, E. (2010, November). We’re talking the talk, but are we walking the walk? Presentation at Sciematics 2010 hosted by the Saskatchewan Science Teachers’ Society and the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers’ Society. Regina, SK, Canada.
Chernoff, E. J. (2010, May). Teaching and learning combinatorics in the senior high school mathematics classroom with no calculator and no formulas: No way! Presentation at the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers’ Society’s (SMTS) 2nd annual Saskatchewan Understands Mathematics (SUM) conference. Saskatoon, Canada.
Chernoff, E. J. (2010, May). Non-combinatorial probability problems in the senior high school mathematics classroom. Presentation at the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers’ Society’s (SMTS) 2nd annual Saskatchewan Understands Mathematics (SUM) conference. Saskatoon, Canada.
Chernoff, E. J. (2010, March). Traditional and reform approaches to teaching and learning mathematics. Presentation at the Saskatchewan Community Schools Association (SCSA) Conference 2010. Saskatchewan Community Schools Association. Saskatoon, Canada.
Chernoff, E. (2009, May). (WNC)Probability. Presentation at the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers’ Society’s (SMTS) 1st annual Saskatchewan Understands Mathematics (SUM) conference. Saskatoon, Canada.
Chernoff, E. (2008, November). A Multivalentological Approach to Probability Research. Presentation at The Eleventh Annual Department of Curriculum Studies Mini-Conference. Saskatoon, Canada.
Chernoff, E. (2008, October). The probability you have read this title: 1. Presentation at Sciematics 2008 hosted by the Saskatchewan Science Teachers’ Society and the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers’ Society. Saskatoon, Canada.
Chernoff, E. (2008, October). Back to ‘Basecs’. Presentation at Sciematics 2008 hosted by the Saskatchewan Science Teachers’ Society and the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers’ Society. Saskatoon, Canada.
Prior to U of S Appointment
Chernoff, E. (2006, February). Golden ratio number system. Presentation at the Vancouver Secondary Teachers’ Association Mathematics Conference. Vancouver, Canada.
Chernoff, E. & Cacchioni, D. (2005, February). Humour in Teaching Mathematics (gr. 8-12). Presentation at the Vancouver Secondary Teachers’ Association Mathematics Conference. Vancouver, Canada.
Public/Professional Conference Presentations
Vashchyshyn, I. & Chernoff, E. J. (2016, March). A formula for success? An examination of factors contributing to Quebec students’ high achievement in mathematics. College of Education Graduate Programs 2016 Celebration of Student Research and Scholarship. College of Education, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada.
Brandt, A. & Chernoff, E. J. (2015, March). The importance of ethnomathematics in the math class. College of Education Graduate Programs 2015 Celebration of Student Research and Scholarship. College of Education, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada.
Brandt, A. & Chernoff, E. J. (2015, February). The importance of ethnomathematics in the math class. The 2015 Western Canadian Association for Student Teaching (WestCAST) Conference. College of Education, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada.
Prior to Tenure and Assoc Promotion
Chernoff, E. (2013, May). Solving equations. Presentation at Sciematics 2013 hosted by the Saskatchewan Science Teachers’ Society. Saskatoon, SK, Canada.
Chernoff, E. J., Liljedahl, P., & Chorney, S. (2012, Ocotber). Celebrating 50 years of the British Columbia Association of Mathematics Teachers (BCAMT). Presentation at the 51st Northwest Mathematics Conference (NWMC). Victoria, BC, Canada.
Russell, G. L. & Chernoff, E. J. (2012, Ocotber). Talking about nothing. Presentation at the 51st Northwest Mathematics Conference (NWMC). Victoria, BC, Canada.
Invited Professional Development Workshops
Chernoff, E. J. (2013, August). Solving equations: a make-work project for math teachers. Presentation at the 2013 Prince Albert and Area Teachers' Convention. Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.
Prior to Tenure and Assoc Promotion
Chernoff, E. J. (2013, May). Experiencing a new approach to the teaching and learning of mathematics: the instructors become the students. Workshop for the Senior Basic Education Mathematics Instructors from the Kelsey, Palliser, Wascana and Woodland Campuses of the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST). SIAST Kelsey Campus, Saskatoon, Canada.
Chernoff, E. J. (2012, August). What do you mean there is more than one type of probability?. CTA Convention 2012, Chinook School Division, Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Chernoff, E. J. (2012, August). To convert from decimal to percent you multiply by 100 and other "errors" found in the mathematics classroom. CTA Convention 2012, Chinook School Division, Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Chernoff, E. J. (2012, August). The SPSD Summer MatthewMaddux Institute: Day 1. Ignite 2012, Saskatoon Public School Division (SPSD), Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Chernoff, E. J. (2012, August). The SPSD Summer MatthewMaddux Institute: Day 2. Ignite 2012, Saskatoon Public School Division (SPSD), Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Chernoff, E. (2011, January). Getting a handle on manipulatives. Workshop conducted for the Prince Albert Grand Council Education Board. Prince Albert Grand Council. Prince Albert, Canada.
Chernoff, E. (2011, January). Technology does not necessarily equal calculator: Coping with the exponential growth of technology in our classrooms. Workshop conducted for the mathematics teachers of Fairhaven, John Lake, and Mayfair elementary schools. Saskatoon Public Schools. Saskatoon, Canada.
Chernoff, E. (2011, January). Making multi-level mathematics classrooms more manageable. Workshop conducted for the Prince Albert Grand Council Education Board. Prince Albert Grand Council. Prince Albert, Canada.
Chernoff, E. (2010, October). Experiencing the reform approach to teaching and learning grade 6-12 mathematics: Algebra tiles, Cuisenaire rods, and pattern blocks. Workshop conducted for the grade 6-12 mathematics teachers of the Lac La Ronge Indian Band. Lac La Ronge Indian Band Education. Lac La Ronge, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Chernoff, E. (2010, October). Experiencing the reform approach to teaching and learning grade K-5 mathematics: Pattern blocks, and base ten blocks. Workshop conducted for the grade K-5 mathematics teachers of the Lac La Ronge Indian Band. Lac La Ronge Indian Band Education. Lac La Ronge, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Chernoff, E. (2010, September). FNMI content, perspectives, and ways of knowing in the elementary mathematics classroom. Workshop conducted for the mathematics teachers of Fairhaven, John Lake, and Mayfair elementary schools. Saskatoon Public Schools. Saskatoon, Canada.
Chernoff, E. (2010, August). Basically, let’s revisit elementary arithmetic for an afternoon. Workshop conducted for the mathematics teachers of Fairhaven, John Lake, and Mayfair elementary schools. Saskatoon Public Schools. Saskatoon, Canada.
Chernoff, E. (2010, May). Using little pink pigs to “make sense” of the reform approach to teaching and learning mathematics. Workshop conducted for Pearson’s Numeracy Network. Pearson Education Canada. Saskatoon, Canada.
Chernoff, E. (2010, February). Experiencing the reform approach to teaching and learning mathematics. Professional development workshop conducted for mathematics teachers of Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools. Greater Saskatoon Catholic School Division. Saskatoon, Canada.
Chernoff, E. (2010, January). Using the dishwasher problem to model a Reform mathematics classroom. Professional development workshop conducted for Mayfair Community School. Saskatoon Public Schools. Saskatoon, Canada.
Chernoff, E. (2009, November). Traditional or reform: Using inclusive “or” to avoid a “war”. Workshop conducted for the Prince Albert Grand Council Education coordinators/Directors meeting. Prince Albert Grand Council. Prince Albert, Canada.
Chernoff, E. (2009, May). Relativism and highschool probability. Workshop conducted at Walter Murray Collegiate Institute. Saskatoon Public Schools. Saskatoon, Canada.
Chernoff, E. (2009, February). Exploring the union of probability and the Prairie Spirit School Division. Workshop conducted for Prairie Spirit School Division’s High school Mathematics Teachers. Saskatoon, Canada.
TEACHING RECORD
New Courses Developed and Approved
Mathematical Content Knowledge for Teaching School Mathematics (ECUR 163.3)
University of Saskatchewan (2017-2018)
University of Saskatchewan (2016-2017)
University of Saskatchewan (2015-2016)
University of Saskatchewan (2014-2015)
University of Saskatchewan (2013-2014)
Prior to Tenure and Assoc Promotion
University of Saskatchewan (2012-2013)
University of Saskatchewan (2011-2012)
University of Saskatchewan (2010-2011)
University of Saskatchewan (2009-2010)
University of Saskatchewan (2008-2009)
Prior to U of S Appointment
University of British Columbia (2008)
Simon Fraser University (2007-2008)
Simon Fraser University (2006-2007)
Simon Fraser University (2005-2006)
Vancouver School Board: Killarney Secondary School (2003-2006)
Vancouver School Board: Lord Byng Secondary School (2001-2003)
SERVICE
Academic Community Service
(External) Advisory Board Member (2017-present). Grant title: Diagnostic Inventories of Cognition in Education (DICE). Source: IES Cognition and Student Learning. PI: Laine Bradshaw. The University of Georgia.
Comprehensive PhD Exam Reader (2015). Judy Larsen, Simon Fraser University.
Sabbatical Support Writer (2016). Dr. Gladys Sterenberg, Mount Royal University.
Co-chair (2016, July). Topic Study Group 14: Teaching and learning of probability. 13th International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME13). Hamburg, Germany.
Manuscript reviewer (2016). Journal of Mathematical Behavior.
Manuscript reviewer (2016). Mathematical Thinking and Learning.
Manuscript reviewer (2016b). The International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education.
Manuscript reviewer (2016a). The International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education.
Manuscript Reviewer (2016b). Proceedings of the 13th International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME13). Hamburg, Germany.
Manuscript Reviewer (2016a). Proceedings of the 13th International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME13). Hamburg, Germany.
Adjudicator (2016). The Margaret Sinclair Memorial Award Recognizing Innovation and Excellence in Mathematics Education. The Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences. Toronto, Canada.
Grant Reviewer (2016). Insight Grants. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
Manuscript Reviewer (2016). Educational Studies in Mathematics.
Manuscript Reviewer (2016c). Proceedings of the 38th Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PMENA38).
Manuscript Reviewer (2016b). Proceedings of the 38th Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PMENA38).
Manuscript Reviewer (2016a). Proceedings of the 38th Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PMENA38).
Manuscript Reviewer (2016c). Proceedings of the 40th Annual Meeting of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME40).
Manuscript Reviewer (2016b). Proceedings of the 40th Annual Meeting of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME40).
Manuscript Reviewer (2016a). Proceedings of the 40th Annual Meeting of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME40).
Manuscript Reviewer (2015g). Proceedings of the 13th International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME13). Hamburg, Germany.
Manuscript Reviewer (2015f). Proceedings of the 13th International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME13). Hamburg, Germany.
Manuscript Reviewer (2015e). Proceedings of the 13th International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME13). Hamburg, Germany.
Manuscript Reviewer (2015d). Proceedings of the 13th International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME13). Hamburg, Germany.
Manuscript Reviewer (2015c). Proceedings of the 13th International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME13). Hamburg, Germany.
Manuscript Reviewer (2015b). Proceedings of the 13th International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME13). Hamburg, Germany.
Manuscript Reviewer (2015a). Proceedings of the 13th International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME13). Hamburg, Germany.
Manuscript Reviewer (2015). Mathematical Thinking and Learning.
Manuscript Reviewer (2015). Computers in Human Behavior.
Manuscript reviewer (2015e). The International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education.
Manuscript reviewer (2015d). The International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education.
Manuscript Reviewer (2015). Educational Studies in Mathematics.
Manuscript Reviewer (2015b). Statistics Education Research Journal.
Manuscript reviewer (2015c). The International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education.
Manuscript Reviewer (2015). Statistics Education Research Journal.
Manuscript Reviewer (2015). Proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME39).
Manuscript Reviewer (2015b). Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education.
Manuscript Reviewer (2015a). Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education.
Grant Reviewer (2015). Insight Grants. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
Manuscript reviewer (2015). Third Handbook of Research on Mathematics Teaching and Learning: A Project of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
Manuscript reviewer (2015). Digital Experiences in Mathematics Education.
Manuscript reviewer (2015b). The International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education.
Manuscript reviewer (2015a). The International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education.
Manuscript reviewer (2014-3). The Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education.
Manuscript reviewer (2014-3). The International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education.
Manuscript reviewer (2014-2). The International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education.
Manuscript reviewer (2014-1). ZDM: The International Journal on Mathematics Education.
Manuscript reviewer (2014-1). The International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education.
Manuscript reviewer (2014-2). The Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education.
Manuscript reviewer (2014-1). The Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education.
Committee Member (2013-present). Ad Hoc Feedback Committee - Subcommittee of the Steering Committee of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education.
Manuscript reviewer (2013-2). 9th International Conference on Teaching Statistics.
Manuscript reviewer (2013-1). 9th International Conference on Teaching Statistics.
Manuscript reviewer (2013-2). The Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education.
Manuscript reviewer (2013-3). The International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education.
Manuscript reviewer (2013-2). The International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education.
Manuscript reviewer (2013-1). The International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education.
Manuscript reviewer (2013-1). The Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education.
Manuscript reviewer (2013). Fields Mathematics Education Journal.
Prior to Tenure and Assoc Promotion
Manuscript reviewer (2013). Nordic Studies in Mathematics Education (NOMAD).
Manuscript reviewer (2012-4). The Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education.
Manuscript reviewer (2012-2). The International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education.
Manuscript reviewer (2012-3). The Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education.
Manuscript reviewer (2012-2). The Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education.
Team member (2012, July). Topic Study Group 11: Teaching and learning of probability. 12th International Congress on Mathematics Education (ICME-12). Seoul, Korea.
Manuscript reviewer (2012-1). The Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education.
Manuscript reviewer (2012-1). The International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education.
Manuscript reviewer (2011). Journal for Research in Mathematics Education.
Manuscript reviewer (2011). Topic Study Group 11: Teaching and learning of probability. 12th International Congress on Mathematics Education (ICME-12). Seoul, Korea.
Manuscript reviewer (2011). Journal of Mathematical Behavior.
Manuscript reviewer (2011). ZDM: The International Journal on Mathematics Education.
Manuscript reviewer (2011). Division K Section 1: STEM Teacher Education. 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Manuscript reviewer (2011). Division C - Learning and Instruction/Section 3: Mathematics. 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Manuscript reviewer (2011). Special Interest Group: Research in Mathematics Education. 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Manuscript reviewer (2011). Canadian Journal of Education.
Manuscript reviewer (2011). Educational Studies in Mathematics.
Manuscript reviewer (2011). Asia Pacific Education Review.
Manuscript reviewer (2011). Seventh Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education (CERME7). Working Group 5: Stochastic Thinking.
Manuscript reviewer (2009). Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education.
Manuscript reviewer (2008, 2010). The Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology.
Prior to U of S Appointment
Manuscript reviewer (2007-present). The International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education.
Manuscript reviewer (2007-present). The North American Chapter of The International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education.
University Service
[Invited] Council Member (2018-2021). Academic Programs Committee of University Council. University of Saskatchewan. Saskatoon, SK, Canada
[Elected] Member at large (2018-2021). University Council. University of Saskatchewan. Saskatoon, SK, Canada
Hearing Member (2018, May). Academic Appeal Hearing. University of Saskatchewan. Saskatoon, SK, Canada.
Hearing Member (2017, August). Non-Academic Student Conduct Hearing. University of Saskatchewan. Saskatoon, SK, Canada.
Chernoff, E. J. (2016-present). U of S Speakers Bureau (Education). The Canadian Math Wars: A Disagreement over School Mathematics.
[Elected] Member at large (2015-2018). University Council. University of Saskatchewan. Saskatoon, SK, Canada
Prior to Tenure and Assoc Promotion
Internal reviewer (2012-present). SSHRC College of Reviewers. University of Saskatchewan. Saskatoon, Canada.
Chernoff, E. J. (2011, November). Are you sure you’re supposed to be here? Presentation for the U of S Department of Psychology’s Basic Behavioural Science Research Seminar (Psyc 900). Saskatoon, SK, Canada
Dean’s Designate Chair (2011, April). PhD defence in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. College of Graduate Studies and Research. University of Saskatchewan. Saskatoon, Canada.
Dean’s Designate Chair (2011, April). PhD defence in the Department of Plant Sciences. College of Graduate Studies and Research. University of Saskatchewan. Saskatoon, Canada.
Panel member (2010, February). Careers in Education panel. St. Thomas Moore’s (STM) 2010 Plan your career week. University of Saskatchewan. Saskatoon, Canada.
Committee member (2009-2010). University of Saskatchewan, 2010 Whelen Lecture Planning Committee.
Group member (2008). University of Saskatchewan, High School Mathematics Curriculum Working Group.
Faculty Service
Committee Member (2016). Salary Review Committee, Department of Curriculum Studies. College of Education, University of Saskatchewan. Saskatoon, SK.
Ad Hoc Member (2016). College Review Committee. College of Education, University of Saskatchewan. Saskatoon, SK.
Committee Member (2016). Search Committee: Associate Dean of Research, Student Support and Internal Initiatives, College of Education, University of Saskatchewan.
Chair (2016-present). Faculty Policy and Planning Committee, College of Education, University of Saskatchewan.
Committee Member (2016-present). Faculty Policy and Planning Committee, College of Education, University of Saskatchewan.
Co-opted Member (2014). College Review Committee. College of Education, University of Saskatchewan. Saskatoon, SK.
Committee Member (2014). Salary Review Committee, Department of Curriculum Studies. College of Education, University of Saskatchewan. Saskatoon, SK.
Committee member (2014-2015). Department of Curriculum Studies representative on the College Governance Committee, College of Education, University of Saskatchewan. Saskatoon, SK.
Committee member (2014). Department of Curriculum Studies Salary Review Committee, College of Education, University of Saskatchewan. Saskatoon, SK.
Acting Department Head (2014, January 8-13). Department of Curriculum Studies, College of Education, University of Saskatchewan. Saskatoon, SK, Canada.
Prior to Tenure and Assoc Promotion
Committee member (2011). University of Saskatchewan, College of Education, Department of Curriculum Studies, Salary Review Committee.
Committee member (2011-2012). University of Saskatchewan, College of Education, Department of Curriculum Studies, Admissions Committee.
Committee member (2009-2012). University of Saskatchewan, College of Education, Department of Curriculum Studies, Academic Advisory Committee.
Committee member (2009). University of Saskatchewan, College of Education, Department of Curriculum Studies, iUsask Education App Committee.
Chair (2009-2012). University of Saskatchewan, College of Education, Faculty Policy and Planning Committee.
Committee member (2009). University of Saskatchewan, College of Education, Department of Curriculum Studies, Salary Review Committee.
Program coordinator (2009-present). The M(ath)Ed Master’s Cohort.
Committee member (2008-2010). University of Saskatchewan, Department of Curriculum Studies, Graduate Programs Committee.
Public and Community Service
Prior to Tenure and Assoc Promotion
Committee member (2013-present). Provincial (Saskatchewan) Mathematics Leadership Group.
Committee member (2011-present). The SMTS awards committee.
Committee member (2011-present). The SMTS 50th Anniversary (planning) committee.
Chair (2010). Merry Christmath! Organizing committee of the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers’ Society’s float entry in the 20th annual Saskatoon Santa Claus Parade.
Committee member (2009-present). Saskatchewan Math Challenge organizing committee.
Committee member (2009-present). Saskatchewan Ministry of Education Provincial Level Mathematics Committee.
Committee member (2009-present). Saskatchewan Ministry of Education Secondary Mathematics reference committee for curriculum revision.
Committee member (2008-present). Saskatchewan Understands Math (SUM) conference organizing committee.
Committee member (2008-present). Saskatoon Public School Strategic Committee for K-12 Mathematics.
Committee member (2008-present). Saskatoon Public School Secondary Mathematics Working Committee.
Digital Service
Pinterest (2012-present). http://www.pinterest.com/matthewmaddux
MatthewMaddux Education (2011-present). http://www.matthewmadduxeducation.com
Second Life (2011-present). MatthewMaddux
StumbleUpon (2010-present). http://http://www.stumbleupon.com/stumbler/MatthewMaddux
LikendIn (2009-present). http://ca.linkedin.com/in/matthewmaddux
Delicious (2009-present). http://www.delicious.com/matthewmaddux
Facebook (2009-present). http://facebook.com/matthew.maddux
Twitter (2009-present). http://twitter.com/MatthewMaddux
Personal Website (2008-present). http://www.eganchernoff.com
RECOGNITION
Teaching Recognition
Chernoff, E. J. (2018). Provost's College Award for Outstanding Teaching [College of Education]. Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching and Learning. University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada.
Chernoff, E. J. (2016). Outstanding Instructor. Education Students' Society and the Graduating Class of 2016, College of Education, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada.
Alumni Recognition
Chernoff, E. J. (2015, October 16). 50 Inspiring Alumni, Office of Graduate Studies & Postdoctoral Fellows, Simon Fraser University (Celebrating 50 Years | 1965-2015), Burnaby, BC, Canada.
Chernoff, E. J. (2015, September 2). Certificate of Outstanding Contribution. Educations' 100, Faculty of Education (Year of Alumni), University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Egan Chernoff. (2014, April). Note of Appreciation Grid - SFU Alumni Appreciation Project.
Academic Prizes
Prior to Tenure and Assoc Promotion
Dean of Graduate Studies Convocation Medal (2010). Simon Fraser University, Faculty of Education, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Fellowships
Prior to U of S Appointment
Simon Fraser University Graduate Fellowship (2008). Simon Fraser University, Faculty of Education graduate student award ($6,250), Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Simon Fraser University Graduate Fellowship (2007). Simon Fraser University, Faculty of Education graduate student award ($6,000), Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Simon Fraser University Graduate Fellowship (2006). Simon Fraser University, Faculty of Education graduate student award ($6,000), Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Stipends
Prior to Tenure and Assoc Promotion
Simon Fraser University President’s Research Stipend (2009). Simon Fraser University, Faculty of Education graduate student award ($6,250), Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Scholarships
Prior to U of S Appointment
Lis Welch Graduate Scholarship in Education (2007). Simon Fraser University, Faculty of Education graduate student award ($3,345), Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Rotary Club of Burnaby Scholarship (2006). Simon Fraser University, Faculty of Education graduate student award ($1,000), Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Grants
John Ranton McIntosh Visiting Scholar Grant (2015). College of Education (Graduates Studies and Research), University of Saskatchewan ($2000). Saskatoon, SK, Canada.
Prior to Tenure and Assoc Promotion
University Conference Fund Grant (2011). University of Saskatchewan, Programs and Initiatives of the Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic ($2000). Saskatoon, SK, Canada.
New Faculty Research Grant (2008). University of Saskatchewan, Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic ($5000). Saskatoon, SK, Canada.
Prior to U of S Appointment
Simon Fraser University Graduate Studies Travel Grant (2008). Simon Fraser University, Faculty of Education graduate student grant ($800), Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Simon Fraser University Graduate Studies Travel Grant (2007). Simon Fraser University, Faculty of Education graduate student grant ($800), Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Graduate Studies Travel Grant (2006). Simon Fraser University, Faculty of Education graduate student grant ($700), Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Simon Fraser University Graduate Studies Travel Grant (2006). Simon Fraser University, Faculty of Education graduate student grant ($400), Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Merit Awards
1.0 Special Increase (2017). Awarded by College Review Committee (CRC). College of Education, University of Saskatchewan. Saskatoon, SK, Canada.
1.0 Special Increase (2017). Awarded by Department Review Committee (DRC). Department of Curriculum Studies, College of Education, University of Saskatchewan. Saskatoon, SK, Canada.
0.5 Special Increase (2016). Awarded by College Review Committee (CRC). College of Education, University of Saskatchewan. Saskatoon, SK, Canada.
1.0 Special Increase (2016). Awarded by Department Review Committee (DRC). Department of Curriculum Studies, College of Education, University of Saskatchewan. Saskatoon, SK, Canada.
1.0 Special Increase (2015). Awarded by College Review Committee (CRC). College of Education, University of Saskatchewan. Saskatoon, SK, Canada.
1.0 Special Increase (2015). Awarded by Department Review Committee (DRC). Department of Curriculum Studies, College of Education, University of Saskatchewan. Saskatoon, SK, Canada.
0.5 Special Increase (2014). Awarded by President's Review Committee (PRC). Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic, University of Saskatchewan. Saskatoon, SK, Canada.
1.0 Special Increase (2014). Awarded by Department Review Committee (DRC). Department of Curriculum Studies, College of Education, University of Saskatchewan. Saskatoon, SK, Canada.
Prior to Tenure and Assoc Promotion
0.5 Special Increase (2013). Awarded by President's Review Committee (PRC). Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic, University of Saskatchewan. Saskatoon, SK, Canada.
1.0 Special Increase (2013). Awarded by College Review Committee (CRC). College of Education, University of Saskatchewan. Saskatoon, SK, Canada.
1.0 Special Increase (2013). Awarded by Department Review Committee (DRC). Department of Curriculum Studies, College of Education, University of Saskatchewan. Saskatoon, SK, Canada.
1.0 Special Increase (2012). Awarded by College Review Committee (CRC). College of Education, University of Saskatchewan. Saskatoon, SK, Canada.
1.0 Special Increase (2012). Awarded by Department Review Committee (DRC). Department of Curriculum Studies, College of Education, University of Saskatchewan. Saskatoon, SK, Canada.
1.0 Special Increase (2011). Awarded by Department Review Committee (DRC). Department of Curriculum Studies, College of Education, University of Saskatchewan. Saskatoon, SK, Canada.
1.0 Special Increase (2010). Awarded by President's Review Committee (PRC). Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic, University of Saskatchewan. Saskatoon, SK, Canada.
1.0 Special Increase (2010). Awarded by College Review Committee (CRC). College of Education, University of Saskatchewan. Saskatoon, SK, Canada.
0.5 Special Increase (2009). Awarded by Department Review Committee (DRC). Department of Curriculum Studies, College of Education, University of Saskatchewan. Saskatoon, SK, Canada.
Nominations
Prior to Tenure and Assoc Promotion
2016 University of Saskatchewan New Researcher Award Nomination.
2015 University of Saskatchewan New Researcher Award Nomination.
USSU Teaching Excellence Award (2012-2013, Winter). University of Saskatchewan Students’ Union, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.
USSU Teaching Excellence Award (2012-2013, Fall). University of Saskatchewan Students’ Union, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.
USSU Teaching Excellence Award (2009-2010). University of Saskatchewan Students’ Union, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.
GRADUATE STUDENT SUPERVISION
Senior supervisor (PhD, completed)
Gale Russell, PhD (2016). Value Kinds of Knowledge and Ways of Knowing in Mathematics and the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics: A Worldview Analysis. Department of Curriculum Studies, College of Education, University of Saskatchewan.
Senior supervisor (MEd, completed)
Jacqueline Johnson, M(ath)Ed cohort, Department of Curriculum Studies, College of Education, University of Saskatchewan.
Lisa Eberharter, M(ath)Ed cohort (2017). Department of Curriculum Studies, College of Education, University of Saskatchewan.
Tamara Schwab, M(ath)Ed cohort (2017). Department of Curriculum Studies, College of Education, University of Saskatchewan.
Terry Johanson, M(ath)Ed cohort (2014). With Wonder: Leading a Mathematics Community. M(ath)Ed cohort, Department of Curriculum Studies, College of Education, University of Saskatchewan.
Randi-Lee Loshack, M(ath)Ed cohort (2014). Putting Theory into Practice Through the Lens of the Saskatchewan Grade 9 Curriculum. M(ath)Ed cohort, Department of Curriculum Studies, College of Education, University of Saskatchewan.
Prior to Tenure and Assoc Promotion
Leanne Lomax-Forden, M(ath)Ed cohort (2012). Connecting the classroom to First Nation’s culture: practical ethnomathematics education. The M(ath)Ed Cohort, Department of Curriculum Studies, College of Education, University of Saskatchewan.
Lindsay J. Shaw, M(ath)Ed cohort (2012). Beyond the grade: an examination of why we grade and how to implement a grade-less program in a secondary mathematics classroom. The M(ath)Ed Cohort, Department of Curriculum Studies, College of Education, University of Saskatchewan.
Ronald Georget, M(ath)Ed cohort (2012). The M(ath)Ed Cohort, Department of Curriculum Studies, College of Education, University of Saskatchewan.
Brian Crawley, MEd (2010). Mathematics lessons using learner generated examples. Department of Curriculum Studies, College of Education, University of Saskatchewan.
Stephen Vincent, MEd (2010). Mathematics appreciation: connections in context. Department of Curriculum Studies, College of Education, University of Saskatchewan.
Senior supervisor (in progress)
n/a, currently.
Committee Member (completed)
Prior to Tenure and Assoc Promotion
Claire McTavish, MEd (2012). M(ath)Ed cohort, Department of Curriculum Studies, College of Education, University of Saskatchewan.
Committee Member (in progress)
Alexandre Soares Cavalcante, PhD. Integrated Studies in Education, McGill University.
Cognate Member (completed)
Jeff Solheim, PhD. (2017). Department of Educational Administration, College of Education, University of Saskatchewan.
Greg Malin, PhD. (2014). Department of Educational Administration, College of Education, University of Saskatchewan.
Prior to Tenure and Assoc Promotion
Anna Maslany, MSc (2013). Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Science, University of Saskatchewan.
Cognate Member (in progress)
n/a, currently.
MEDIA EXPOSURE
Double Honour for Egan. College of education Newsletter, Curriculum Studies (December, 2016), p. 4.
Chernoff, E. J. (2014, October 14th). Saskatchewan Students Lag Behind. CJWW Radio (News) 600AM.
Chernoff, E. J. (2014, August 29th). Rebroadcast of CKNW Morning News: Memorization And Math. The Jon McComb Show, CKNW (News Talk) AM 980.
Chernoff, E. J. (2014, August 28th). CKNW Morning News: Memorization And Math. The Jon McComb Show, CKNW (News Talk) AM 980.
Chernoff, E. J. (2014, May). Math Ed Podcast: Episode 1409: Egan Chernoff Math Ed Podcast: Conversations with math ed researchers.
Chernoff, E. J. (2014, April). How I Slayed The Mathematical Beast-Monster by Karla Gabruch. Carnival of Mathematics 110.
Digital Service to the Mathematical Community. (2014, March 21st). Mathematical Association of America (MAA) Math Alert: Math in the News.
Why the war over math is distracting and futile. (2014, March 1st). The Globe and Mail. Toronto, ON. Canada.
MAA Review: Probabilistic Thinking. (2014, February 27th). The Mathematical Association of America. Washington, DC. USA.
MSTE Group Visiting Scholar: Dr. Egan Chernoff Shares His Experience with Using Social Media for Mathematics Education. (2014, February). MSTE Group, Faculty of Education, Queen's University. Kingston, ON. Canada.
Chernoff, E. J. (2014, January). MatthewMaddux visits the MSTE Group at Queen's University. Storify.
Chernoff, E. J. (2013, December). MatthewMaddux Curates the Curated: A Look Back at MatthewMaddux Education 2013. Carnival of Mathematics 106.
Chernoff, E. J. (2013, December 4th). Canadian Math Skills On The Decline. Saskatoon Morning with Leisha Grebinski and Matt Kruchak. CBC Saskatchewan 94.1FM. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. [Run time 11:31]
Description. If the thought of performing long division or "solving for x" makes you want to smash your calculator, you're not alone. Canadian students are slipping further and further behind when it comes to knowing their math. For some thoughts, Leisha was joined by Egan Chernoff. He's an assistant professor at the University of Saskatchewan. Where he teaches the next generation of math teachers.
Sask. teens lag behind Canadian average in global test scores. (2013, December 4th). The Star Phoenix. Saskatoon, SK. Canada.
Chernoff, E. J. (2013, October). Prime Saskatchewan License Plate! MAA Found Math - Week 41 | Mathematical Association of America.
Prior to Tenure and Assoc Promotion
Chernoff, E. J. (2013, June). Environmental Risk: Probability times consequence. Pocket Mulch with Dwayne Keir. CFCR 90.5FM Saskatoon Community Radio. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Chernoff, E. J. (2013, February). Relative Likelihood Comparisons: A Comparative Overview of the Research. Colloquium of the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, Arizona State University. Phoenix, Arizona, USA. Available on YouTube.
Chernoff, E. J. (2013, February). Calculating climate change. Pocket Mulch with Dwayne Keir. CFCR 90.5FM Saskatoon Community Radio. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Chernoff, E. J. (2013, January). Egan Chernoff of MatthewMaddux Education. The Math-Frolic Interviews.
Chernoff, E. J. (2012, November). How we measure - the environment around us. Pocket Mulch with Dwayne Keir. CFCR 90.5FM Saskatoon Community Radio. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. (Rebroadcast on January, 2013)
Chernoff, E. J. (2012, October). "Egan Chernoff and MatthewMaddux: How we're related" video now available online. Carnival of Mathematics 91.
Chernoff, E. J. (2012, October). Recognizing the aesthetic (and, in this case, practical) appreciation of triangular numbers. MAA Found Math for the Week of October 1, 2012. Mathematical Association of America.
Chernoff, E. J. (2012, September). Alternative Base Representation. Carnival of Mathematics 90 (Category: Art and Mathematics).
Chernoff, E. J. (2012, September). Bill, you had me at "arithmetic". Carnival of Mathematics 90 (Category: Commentary).
Chernoff, E. J. (2012, February). Livestream Lecture: Egan Chernoff and MatthewMaddux: How we're related. Inaugural lecture: Second Life Lecture Series on Wheeler Island. David Wheeler Institute for Research in Mathematics Education (Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC, Canada). Second Life, Wheeler Island (139, 28, 30).
Proponents say new math adds up. (2011, December 2nd). The Star Phoenix. Saskatoon, SK. Canada.
How teachers are taught math: The controversy continues! (2011, September 26th). The Morning Edition with Sheila Coles
Math education plan worrisome, U of S prof says. (2011, September 25th). CBC News Saskatchewan.
Bad Math? (2011, September 23rd). CBC News: Saskatchewan at 6.
Bad Math? (2011, September 23rd). CBC News: Saskatchewan at 5.
The 20th Annual Saskatoon Santa Claus Parade (2010, December 20th). CTV Saskatoon.
Specific approach to randomness. (2010, September). On Campus News - University of Saskatchewan. Saskatoon, SK. Canada
2010 Convocation medal roundup.(2010, June). SFU News.
Education notes. (2010, June). CMS Notes.
Around the bowl. (2008, October). On Campus News - University of Saskatchewan. Saskatoon, SK. Canada