Articles by: Marty Ross

Author Biography:

Marty Ross is an American who grew up in Melbourne. After attending Macleod High School and completing an undergraduate degree at ANU, Marty did a PhD in mathematics at Stanford University. He returned to work at various Australian universities. Together with Burkard Polster, he has written three popular maths books: Math Goes to the Movies, A Dingo Ate My Math Book and Putting Two and Two Together. Their work can be checked out at, and Marty blogs at

Do The Maths: Why mathematics education is failing our kids

When professional mathematicians as a body declare a school mathematics curriculum to be nonsense, this need not be accepted as unassailable truth.