EJC: 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. (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 Presentation). 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.

•Chernoff, E. J. & Sriraman, B. (accepted). Probabilistic and Statistical Thinking. In S. Lerman (Ed.), Encyclopedia of mathematics education. Springer Reference.

•Sriraman, B. & Chernoff, E. J. (accepted). 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. (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.

•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.