# So, what if ... by Ian F Hailes

Ian Francis Hailes is a Mathematics enthusiast. An experienced secondary teacher from Perth, Western Australia. Skilled in teaching Years 7-12 mathematics, staff professional learning, leadership, school management, curriculum development, examination panels, marking and tutoring. Ian is a member of MAWA and AAMT; he enjoys writing and presenting. In 2016 his students represented Australia in the International Mathematical Modelling Challenge (IM2C), coming a meritorious second. Scotland’s 2018 Teacher of the Year, Chris Smith, wrote in his weekly mathematics newsletter “It’s quite rare to come across a problem-solving resource that is worthy of a five-star rating and that looks unlike anything I’ve seen before, but Ian Francis Hailes has a problem-solving investigation into train tracks that does exactly that!”. Ian has written Teaching & Learning modules for the WA STEM consortium; conducted Mathematics Specialist Syllabus Delivery Audit for the WA School Curriculum and Standards Authority (SCSA); is a member of the WA selection panel for the National Mathematics Summer School (NMSS); delivered staff Professional Learning on behalf of MAWA. Ian has a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc. Maths) from Otago (NZ) and Murdoch (WA) Universities, and a Graduate certificate of Education in Computer-based Instructional Design from Edith Cowan University (WA). After 101000 (Base 2) years in the classroom he still expects great things from his students!