**Ilona Vashchyshyn **is passionate about teaching, mathematics, and teaching mathematics. She holds a B.Sc. in Mathematics and a B.Ed. (Secondary) from the University of Saskatchewan, teaches in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and is a co-editor of the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers’ Society’s monthly periodical, *The Variable*. When Ilona isn’t teaching, writing, or thinking about math / math education, she’s probably reading, yoga-ing, or taking a walk to catch up on podcasts.

*A note on the header image: *The photo was taken at TDC Math Fair, an event organized by Nat Banting and his Grade 9 students at Tommy Douglas Collegiate. The tiles featured in the photo were made by Christopher Danielson of Talking Math With Kids.

**Publications**

**Refereed Publications
**Vashchyshyn, I. & Chernoff, E. (2017). Still warring after all these years: 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.

Vashchyshyn, I., & Chernoff, E. J. (2017). Sick of viral math.* Math Horizons *[Mathematical Association of America], *51*(1), 33-34. Available at http://horizonsaftermath.blogspot.ca/2017/08/sick-of-viral-math.html

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. Available at http://www.aiem.es/index.php/aiem/issue/view/14

Neufeld, H. L., Vashchyshyn, I. I., & Chernoff, E. J. (2017). 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. Available at: http://www.learninglandscapes.ca/images/documents/ll-no19/neufeld.pdf

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. Available at: http://www.cje-rce.ca/index.php/cje-rce/article/view/1986/1826

**Edited Publications***
*Vashchyshyn, I. (2016). My math elevator pitch. In L. Horn & T. Cardone (Eds.),

*The best of the math teacher blogs 2015: A collection of favorite posts*(pp. 32-33). San Bernardino, CA: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.

**Forthcoming
**Banting, N., & Vashchyshyn, I. (2017). Don’t ask why: The division between presentations and representations.

*Ontario Mathematics Gazette*,

*X*(X), XX-XX.

Chernoff, E. J., Vashchyshyn, I. & Neufeld, H. (accepted). Comparing the relative probabilities of events. In C. Batanero & E. J. Chernoff (Eds.), *Teaching and Learning Probability: Advances in Probability Education Research* (pp. xxx-xxx). Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer Science.

Banting, N., Vashchyshyn, I., & Chernoff, E. (in press). All probability is conditional: The development of a critical stance toward school probability. In A. Kajander, J. Holm & E. J. Chernoff (Eds.), *Teaching and learning secondary school mathematics: Canadian perspectives in an international context* (pp. xx-xx). Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer.

**Presentations**

Vashchyshyn, I. (2017, November). Facilitating collaborative learning in the high school math classroom. Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools Interdepartmental Sessions. Saskatoon, SK, Canada. [slides]

McTavish, C., Knowles, S., & Vashchyshyn, I. (2017, November). Mathematics common rubric—Number assessment and instruction. Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools Interdepartmental Sessions. Saskatoon, SK, Canada.

Banting, N., & Vashchyshyn, I. (2017, October). Tools for classroom collaboration. Saskatchewan Understands Mathematics (SUM) Conference. Saskatoon, SK, Canada. [slides]

Vashchyshyn, I. (2017, October). Viral math: Treating the infection. Mathematics Council of the Alberta Teachers’ Association (MCATA) Fall Conference. Edmonton, AB, Canada. [slides]

Saleski, C., Vashchyshyn, I., & Knowles, S. (2017, August). Mathematics common rubric—Number assessment and instruction. Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools Interdepartmental Sessions. Saskatoon, SK, Canada.

Vashchyshyn, I. & Chernoff, E. J. (2016). 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.

If you’d like to get in touch, send me a note on Twitter (@vaslona) or email me at ilona dot v at usask dot ca.