About the Author
Mark Hansen has been involved in education for nearly 2 decades as a classroom teacher, Master Teacher of Mathematics and Deputy Principal. He is also the father of 4 children. He has a passion for learning and for igniting that passion in others, particularly in mathematics, where his work has been featured in educational journals. His goal is for schools and societies to have students who are confident, creative communicators in mathematics, that they see the purpose in it and enjoy engaging with it. He is a voracious reader and enjoys discussing books and learning from others. He is passionate about helping people feel included so they can reach their potential. He is based in Australia and this is his first children’s book.
“An entertaining children’s picture book to encourage a love of mathematics. This fun text reminds us not to dismiss Maths due to our own biases and assumptions. Hansen has selected a style that engages young learners and develops the language to discuss their learning. With carefully selected characters to make their points, the ideas are clearly communicated in an entertaining way. Comprehension is supported through the repetition of child-parent talk, followed by the teacher’s surprising positivity. A great story for young people and their families which works across a variety of cultures.”
Debbie Kemish, Retired Director of International School in Australia and teacher of English language with over forty years’ experience.
“A great message for all math students and parents”
Tierney Kennedy, Maths Consultant and founder of “Back to Front Maths”
“Maths for all is a wonderful book filled with fantastic characters which will surely enlighten children on the power of mathematics and the influence numbers can have over mankind. This book is written with a pure heart and a wonderful intention and I think that the book will change the lives of children throughout the world once it lands on everybody’s doorstep. Well done Mark Hansen”
Gavin McCormack (School Principal of the Year finalists 2020 – TEDX Speaker – 6-12 Montessori Teacher – Australian LinkedIn Top Voice 2020 – Author
“Mark Hansen’s Math for All is a beautiful book, full of light and colour. It also makes a really important point: realising we can all do math is the key. It will help unlock a better future for girls and boys by improving education outcomes across the world. And there’s an important message here for all of us – as teachers and parents. Our attitudes about mathematics matter, and they affect our children.”
Ian Kemish AM, Regional Representative for Australia and the Pacific Global Partnership for Education
“I really love the message conveyed in this story by Mark Hansen – what a great lesson for both students and parents!”
Tanya Natalie, Professional editor, proof-reader and bookshop owner.