Michael O’Connor is Schools Outreach Manager for the ‘Choose Maths’ project. This role involves the support of teachers in teaching mathematics, the development of mathematics materials for use in schools and the collection and dissemination of information and advice on careers in mathematics and mathematics in careers. Michael has a Masters of Education (Studies) from Monash University. He is an experienced author of mathematics texts, assessment items and dynamic geometry materials.
Michael was raised on a farm in country New South Wales. He fell in love with the smell of old books at the age of four and with science by the age of seven. As well as 25 years of mathematics teaching Michael has also worked as a station-hand and roustabout, a Sydney taxi driver, a cleaner and a pizza deliveryman. His taxi work serves him well in ferrying his children around to their many appointments and social engagements.