EJC: PRESENTATIONS AND WORKSHOPS
•Invited Keynotes and Colloquia
•Invited Public Lectures
•Invited Academic Conference Presentations and Workshops
•Academic Conference Presentations
•Invited Lectures
•Guest Lectures and Seminars
•Invited Public/Professional Conference Presentations
•Public/Professional Conference Presentations
•Invited Professional Development Workshops
Invited Keynotes and Colloquia
•Chernoff, E. J. (2019, March 8). The Canadian Math Wars: A Disagreement Over School Mathematics. Department of Mathematics and Statistics Colloquium, College of Arts and Science, University of Saskatchewan. Saskatoon, SK, Canada.
•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. (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
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.
Abstract. In this lecture, a comparative overview of research investigating relative likelihood comparisons will be presented. The lecture begins, of course, with an overview of Tversky and Kahneman’s heuristics and biases program (of the late 1960s and early 1970s) — with particular emphasis on the representativeness heuristic. Second, the alternative theories, frameworks and models that mathematics education researchers used to account for incorrect, inconsistent, incomprehensible relative likelihood comparisons (during the 1990s and late 2000s) will be discussed. Third, the more recent developments to the heuristics and biases program, which have largely and inexplicably been ignored by the mathematics education community, will shed new light on (reasonable) unintended comparisons of relative likelihood. Lastly, the lecture will focus on an emerging area of research that uses logical fallacies (e.g., the fallacy of composition, the appeal to ignorance and others) instead of heuristics and biases to account for prospective math teachers' relative likelihood comparisons.
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. (2019, February 21 to 24). If I Won The Lottery, I Would... 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.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. (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
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. (2018, July). The Problem with Deciding if Order Matters [Topic 6: Innovations in Teaching Probability]. 10th International Conference of Teaching Statistics (ICOTS-10). Kyoto, Japan.
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., Vashchyshyn, I. & Neufeld, H. (2016). Comparing the relative probabilities of events. 13th International Congress on Mathematics Education (ICME-13). Hamburg, Germany.
Chernoff, E. J., & Batanero, C. (2016). TSG 14: An Introduction. 13th International Congress on Mathematics Education (ICME-13). Hamburg, Germany.
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 probability 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.
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.
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
Burgess, D., Solheim, J., Chernoff, E., Prytula, M., & Newton, P. (2018). Computer- based models and simulations of schools for administrative decision-making: A Bayesian network approach. Commonwealth Council on Educational Administration and Management (CCEAM) International Conference, Qawra, Malta
Burgess, D., Solheim, J., Prytula, M., Chernoff, E. J., Newton, P. (2018, May 29th). School Simulation and Decision-Making Tools through Bayesian Network Analysis: A Proposal for Educational Administration. 46th CSSE Conference / 46e Congrès de la SCÉÉ. University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.
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]
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.
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. (2018, October 3). UofS Speakers Bureau Guest Lecture: The Canadian Math Wars. Introduction to Educational Administration in Canada, EADM 892(01), Department of Educational Administration, College of Education, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada.
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. (2019, July 2). The Canadian Math Wars: A Disagreement over School Mathematics. Morning Breakout Session at the 2019 Saskatchewan Principals' Short Course, Saskatchewan Educational Leadership Unit, College of Education, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada.
Chernoff, E. J. (2019, July 2). The Canadian Math Wars: A Disagreement over School Mathematics . Afternoon Breakout Session at the 2019 Saskatchewan Principals' Short Course, Saskatchewan Educational Leadership Unit, College of Education, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada.
Chernoff, E. J. (2017, October 23). 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 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.
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). The Teaching and Learning of 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.
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.
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.
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.
Abstract. As we are all well aware, the teaching and learning of mathematics in the province of Saskatchewan is in the midst of major change and will be for the next few years. The province’s adoption of the WNCP’s Common Curriculum Framework not only introduces new curricula (text books, etc.), but, arguably, introduces a new approach to the teaching and learning of mathematics. The purpose of this session is to provide participants with (1) an overview of the changes (2) an opportunity to experience this new approach to the teaching and learning mathematics and (3) a chance to discuss the tensions between theoretical and practical issues found in both Reform and Traditional classrooms and frustrations that have resulted from the change. Be ready to do some mathematics. If you are a keener, you might read this ahead of time: http://www.maa.org/devlin/lockhartslament.pdf
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.