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Egan Chernoff Associate Professor, Curriculum Studies

Editor, Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education and Associate Editor, Statistics Education Research Journal

Address
28 Campus Drive (3029 Education)
Saskatoon SK S7N 0X1
Hours
Office hours by appointment

Books and Monographs

Kajander, A., Holm, J. & Chernoff, E. J. (Eds.) (accepted). Teaching and Learning Secondary School Mathematics: Canadian Perspectives in an International Context [Volume X of Advances in Mathematics Education Series]. Berlin Heidelberg: Springer Science.

Batanero, C. & Chernoff, E. J. (Eds.) (accepted). Teaching and Learning Probability: Advances in Probability Education Research [ICME-13 Monograph Series]. Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer Science.

Chernoff, E. J., Russell, G. L., & Sriraman, B. (Eds.) (in press). Selected writings from the Journal of the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers’ Society: Celebrating 50 years (1961-2011) of vinculum. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Research on Teaching and Learning Probability
Batanero, C., Chernoff, E. J., Engel, J., S. Lee, H. & Sanchez, E. (2016). Essential Research on Teaching and Learning Probability [ICME-13 Topical Surveys Series]. Springer. [40 pages.]


Selected writings from the Journal of the British Columbia Association of Mathematics Teachers: Celebrating 50 years of Vector
Chernoff, E. J., Liljedahl, P., & Chorney, S. (Eds.) (2016). Selected writings from the Journal of the British Columbia Association of Mathematics Teachers: Celebrating 50 (1962-2012) years of Vector. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing. (443 pages.)


Selected Writings from the Journal of the Mathematics Council of the Alberta Teachers' Association
Chernoff, E. J. & Sterenberg, G. (Eds.) (2014). Selected writings from the Journal of the Mathematics Council of the Alberta Teachers’ Association: Celebrating 50 years (1962-2012) of delta-K.  Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing. (500 pages.)


Probabilistic Thinking
Presenting Plural Perspectives

This volume provides a necessary, current and extensive analysis of probabilistic thinking from a number of mathematicians, mathematics educators, and psychologists. The work of 58 contributing authors, investigating probabilistic thinking across the globe, is encapsulated in 6 prefaces, 29 chapters and 6 commentaries. Ultimately, the four main perspectives presented in this volume (Mathematics and Philosophy, Psychology, Stochastics and Mathematics Education) are designed to represent probabilistic thinking in a greater context.

ISBN 978-94-007-7154-3

Chernoff, E. J., & Sriraman, B. (Eds.) (2014). Probabilistic Thinking: Presenting Plural Perspectives (Volume 7 of Advances in Mathematics Education Series). Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer Science. (748 pages.)

Commendations

“Uncertainty is part of our lives and we all have to deal with it and make decisions in spite of it. Ability to use ideas from probability theory as a way of quantifying uncertainty needs to be an integral part of our education at many levels and this book will surely play a useful role.”
– S.R. Srinivasa Varadhan, Recipient of the 2007 Abel Prize in Mathematics and the 2010 National Medal of Science

“A welcome look at probability, with philosophical and psychological perspectives that offer foundations for both students and teachers of probability at the school and university levels. Very comprehensive and promises a great deal to the reader. Teachers and students will benefit from articles that clarify the competition between the frequentist and the Bayesian views of probability.”
– Reuben Hersh, Author of “What is Mathematics, Really?” and co-author of “The Mathematical Experience”

“I often get asked why people find probability so unintuitive and difficult. After years of re- search, I have concluded it’s because probability really is unintuitive and difficult. This ground- breaking text acknowledges the full complexity of teaching this subject: the contributions face up to the competing interpretations of probability, emphasising the close connection to both human psychology and real-world problem-solving tasks. I am personally very pleased to see the subjective interpretation taken seriously, while also admiring the suggestions for teaching the properties of modeled randomness. A very timely and valuable book.”
– David Spiegelhalter, Winston Professor for the Public Understanding of Risk, University of Cambridge

“The teaching and learning of probability is challenging in several ways – coordinating its three theoretical perspectives (classical, frequentist, and subjective); managing its relationship to statistics; and reconciling the counterintuitive nature of much probabilistic reasoning. This volume presents a comprehensive and in-depth review of this broad range of issues, by authors with the corresponding range of expertise and perspectives. It should be an invaluable resource for teachers of probability, at all levels.”
– Hyman Bass, Samuel Eilenberg Distinguished University Professor of Mathematics & Mathematics Education – University of Michigan


Edited Volumes

Statistics Education Research Journal 15(2) November 2016 (5.2M)
Special Issue: Research on Learning and Teaching Probability Within Statistics


The Mathematics Enthusiast
Special Issue: Risk – Mathematical or Otherwise
Guest Edited by Egan J Chernoff
Vol.12, Nos. 1, 2, & 3 (June 2015)
pp. 1-479
Print Issue Available At: Information Age Publishing
ISSN 1551-3440


Chernoff, E. (Ed.) (2014). Special Issue: The Collected Works of Rick Seaman. vinculum: Journal of the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers' Society, 4(1&2). 96 pages.

Chernoff, E. (Ed.) (2013). Celebrating 50 years (1961-2011) of the SMTS: The Aughts. vinculum: Journal of the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers’ Society, 3(2.2000). 53 pages.

Chernoff, E. (Ed.) (2013). Celebrating 50 years (1961-2011) of the SMTS: The Nineties. vinculum: Journal of the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers’ Society, 3(2.1990). 63 pages.

Chernoff, E. (Ed.) (2012). Celebrating 50 years (1961-2011) of the SMTS: The Eighties. vinculum: Journal of the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers’ Society, 3(2.1980). 56 pages.

Chernoff, E. (Ed.) (2012). Celebrating 50 years (1961-2011) of the SMTS: The Seventies. vinculum: Journal of the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers’ Society, 3(2.1970). 64 pages.

Chernoff, E. (Ed.) (2012). Celebrating 50 years (1961-2011) of the SMTS: The Sixties. vinculum: Journal of the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers’ Society, 3(2.1960). 49 pages.

Chernoff, E. (Ed.) (2011). Theme: Problems and reflections. vinculum: Journal of the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers’ Society, 3(1). 56 pages.

Chernoff, E. (Ed.) (2010). Theme: First Nations and Métis content, perspectives, and ways of knowing. vinculum: Journal of the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers’ Society, 2(2). 68 pages.

Chernoff, E. (Ed.) (2010). Theme: Curricular edition. vinculum: Journal of the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers’ Society, 2(1). 60 pages.

Chernoff, E. (Ed.) (2009). Theme: Student-centered edition. vinculum: Journal of the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers’ Society, 1(2). 52 pages.

Chernoff, E. (Ed.) (2009). vinculum: Journal of the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers’ Society, 1(1). 44 pages.