**Hi, I’m Ilona Vashchyshyn**. I’m passionate about teaching, mathematics, and teaching mathematics. I hold a B.Sc. in Mathematics and a B.Ed. (Secondary) from the University of Saskatchewan, teach in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and am a co-editor of the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers’ Society’s monthly periodical, *The Variable*. When I’m not thinking about math / math education, I’m 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, a wonderful 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, and can be purchased here.

**Publications**

**Articles in refereed journals***
*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

**Other 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***
*Vashchyshyn, I., & Chernoff, E. J. (accepted). Sick of viral math.

*Math Horizons*[Mathematical Association of America],

*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.

Vashchyshyn, I. & Chernoff, E. (in press). 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* (xxx-xxx). Springer.

**Presentations**

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.

https://usask.academia.edu/IlonaV