ORIGO’s Background

ORIGO Education Australian headquarters
ORIGO Education’s Australian headquarters is located in Brisbane.

ORIGO’s Background

Our company was established in 1997 when co-founders James Burnett and Dr. Calvin Irons identified the need to meet a growing demand for professional development in mathematics. With the vision of making a positive contribution to children’s education, James and Cal began writing and developing elementary maths resources from a makeshift office in James’ home. Today, ORIGO provides and publishes a complete education solution to its customers by combining an innovative range of mathematics products with quality professional learning services.

Originally trading as Prime Education, in 2003 the company name was changed to ORIGO – Latin for “original” or “the source” – reflecting their commitment to ORIGO becoming the premier source of inspiration for math teachers. Their product range illustrates this commitment, with a diverse selection of creative products that bring a renewed enthusiasm to students’ learning experience.

Our Passion

ORIGO publishes and covers all facets of primary mathematics education: from traditional printed products to digital interactive resources and professional learning. Our product ranges from the core curriculum to visual aids and manipulatives. ORIGO demonstrates a commitment to excellence by creating products that inspire and empower teachers & students.

ORIGO provides mathematical resources and professional learning to educators throughout the world. Our national headquarters in St. Charles, Missouri, provides customers with quality service, support and resources.

 

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Click here to hear from our Co-Founder James Burnett and to learn more about ORIGO Education

 

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Click here to learn more about Stepping Stones and all of its components

Our Authors

Calvin Irons
BA, MA, PhD

Calvin Irons has been involved in mathematics education for over 50 years. He started his career as a specialist teacher
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Rosemary Irons
BA, MSEd

Rosemary is a consultant and curriculum developer for mathematics education specializing in early childhood. Rosemary conducts seminars for teachers and
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James Burnett
MEd

James Burnett is the co-founder and president of ORIGO Education. He started the company because he is passionate about education
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Allan Turton
MEd

Allan has been writing with ORIGO Education since 2003 and is currently Senior Author. During this time with ORIGO he
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Allison Curci
BA

Allison earned her BA in Mathematics and Mathematical Education at Boston University, USA.

Anna Parthemos

Anna graduated from Boston University, USA in 2007 with a degree in Secondary Education with a concentration in Mathematics.

Maureen Halpenny
MEd

Maureen is a high school mathematics teacher in Somerville, Massachusetts, USA.

Geoff Morgan
PhD

Geoff is a mathematics consultant in Brisbane, Australia.

Peter Stowasser
BEd

Peter has been researching and writing for ORIGO Education since late 2009. He has contributed to the development of both
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Debi DePaul
MA

Debi started her career teaching high school mathematics in Washington State. She is a contributing author of ORIGO Stepping Stones
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Brian Tickle
BA

Brian is a private mathematics consultant, recently retired from the position of Mathematics Consultant for the New South Wales Department
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Lauren Forger
MEd

Lauren is currently a high school mathematics teacher in Braintree, Massachusetts, USA.

Mal Shield
BSc, BEdSt, DipEd, MEd, PhD

Mal was a secondary mathematics and science teacher for 16 years before he moved into teacher education in 1986.

Carole Greenes
BA, MEd, DEd

Carole is Dean of the School of Educational Innovation and Teacher Preparation at Arizona State University, USA.

Carol Findell
BA, MST, DEd

For more than 30 years Carol has been a mathematics educator for preschool through to college levels.

Elizabeth Warren
BSc, BA, DipEd, MEd, PhD

Elizabeth’s area of interest and expertise is in the teaching and learning of algebra.

Carmel Diezmann
Dip Teach, BEd, MEd, MEd (Higher Ed), PhD

Carmel specialises in early childhood and primary mathematics education.

Judy Hartnett
EdD

Judy is a private mathematics education consultant who has worked as a university lecturer and an education advisor in state
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