Dr. James Tanton is a high profile mathematics educator, working in the U.S.
Originally form the city of Adelaide in Australia, he obtained his Ph.D. in Mathematics from Princeton University.
He is the author of Mathematics Galore! the prescribed text for MTH 487 Math Inquiry I, one of the cofounders of the Global Math Project, the instigator of Exploding Dots, a Mathematical Association of America Visiting Scholar, and an author of many books on the teaching and learning of mathematics. Together with students at St Mark’s School in Southborough, Massachusetts he holds the world record for folding paper: 10 miles of toilet paper folded 13 times.