Ross Turner

Ross Turner

Principal Research Fellow, Centre for Global Education Monitoring, Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

Ross has been a maths education junkie for 45 years. He has been employed as a maths teacher, maths methods tutor, school coordinator, curriculum developer, assessment designer and administrator, researcher and research manager. He managed the mathematics domain for the OECD’s PISA survey for several PISA survey cycles and has recently developed a description of mathematical growth for use in the international development context. He leads Australia’s involvement in the International Mathematical Modeling Challenge and is a member of the international organising committee for the IMMC.

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Real-world maths: ‘The Best Hospital’
Real-world maths: ‘The Best Hospital’

This year’s International Mathematical Modeling Challenge (IMMC) required students to measure and choose the ‘best hospital’. Here, Ross Turner explores how teams from Australia approached the task.

Tackling a real-world maths problem
Tackling a real-world maths problem

In the final instalment of our series on the International Mathematical Modelling Challenge, Ross Turner outlines the mathematical modelling framework and provides some practical advice on approaching the ‘jet lag’ problem set for the 2017 challenge.