Orton, Anthony 1937-

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ORTON, Anthony 1937-

PERSONAL: Born October 15, 1937, in Liverpool, England; married Jean E. Harvey, January 4, 1967; children: Christopher Malcolm, Timothy Richard. Education: Victoria University of Manchester, B.Sc. (with honors), 1959; Institute of Education, London, postgraduate certificate in education, 1960; University of Leeds, M.Ed., 1970, Ph.D., 1980. Religion: Protestant.

ADDRESSES: Home—Leeds, England. Office— CSSME, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, England; fax: 0113-233-4683. E-mail—[email protected] education.leeds.ac.uk.

CAREER: High school teacher in Colne Valley, West Yorkshire, England, 1960-70; Edge Hill College of Higher Education, senior lecturer, 1971-74; University of Leeds, Leeds, England, faculty member, 1974-2001; retired, 2001.


Learning Mathematics, Cassell (London, England), 1987, 2nd edition, 1992.

(Editor, with Geoffrey Wain) Issues in Teaching Mathematics, Cassell (London, England), 1994.

(With Leonard Frobisher) Insights into Teaching Mathematics, Cassell (London, England), 1996.

(Editor) Pattern in the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics, Cassell (New York, NY) 1999.

(With Leonard Frobisher and others) Learning to Teach Numbers, Stanley Thornes (Cheltenham, England), 1999.

Contributor to Encyclopedia of Mathematics Education, edited by L. S. Grinstein and S. I. Lipsey, Rout-ledge (Falmer, England), 2001.

Orton's first book has been translated into Spanish.

SIDELIGHTS: Anthony Orton told CA: "My primary motivation for writing was, in the first place, because I (and my colleagues) saw gaps in the provision for students, gaps which needed filling. Since then I realized I liked writing. Naturally, all that I have written is in areas of my particular expertise—mathematics teaching and learning."