The Variable

The Variable SMTS
The Variable
is a bi-monthly periodical by the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers’ Society featuring articles, interviews, tasks and problems, information about professional development opportunities, and other content of interest to elementary and secondary teachers of mathematics. We feature content written for and by diverse members of the Canadian mathematics education community, including elementary and secondary teachers, consultants and coordinators, teacher educators, researchers, and students of all ages.

We hope that you find this periodical relevant and valuable for your teaching or for your personal interest. If you have any questions or comments about what you read, don’t hesitate to get in touch by emailing us at

Happy reading!
Ilona Vashchyshyn (@vaslona) and Nat Banting (@NatBanting), Editors

Current issue: May/June 2018 – Volume 3, Issue 3

Past issues

2018 2017 2016

Call for contributions

The Variable is looking for contributions from all members of the mathematics education community in Canada and beyond, including classroom teachers, consultants and coordinators, teacher educators, and researchers. Consider sharing a favorite lesson, a reflection, an essay, a book review, or any other work of interest to mathematics teachers in Saskatchewan. When accepted for publication, your piece will be shared with a wide audience of mathematics educators in Saskatchewan and beyond.

We are also looking for student contributions in the form of artwork, stories, interesting problem solutions, or articles. This is a great opportunity for students to share their work with an audience beyond that of their classroom and their school, and for teachers to recognize their students’ efforts during their journey of learning mathematics.

All work is published under a Creative Commons license. To submit or to propose an article, please contact us at

We look forward to hearing from you!