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 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, sketching, or taking a walk to catch up on podcasts.
Articles in refereed journals
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
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.
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.
Chernoff, E. J., & Vashchyshyn, I. (accepted). 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.
Chernoff, E. J., Russell., G. L., Vashchyshyn, I., Neufeld, H., & Banting, N. (accepted). There is no evidence for order mattering; therefore, order does not matter: An appeal to ignorance [Thematic issue: Probability Teaching and Learning]. Avances de Investigación en Educación Matemática, x(x), xx-xx.
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.