Caxton Educational Author Maryanne Tipler has been made an officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her contribution to mathematics education.
She has written 43 mathematics textbooks, 28 teacher files and nine homework books for primary, intermediate and secondary students, and sold 624,000 copies to at least 85 per cent of the country's schools.
In short, she has produced more educational books and teacher resources than any other New Zealand author.
She was surprised and honoured to receive the award for her contribution to mathematics education, she said.
"It's something you never think about, that you'll ever get that sort of acknowledgment. I just wanted to put something out that was useful to teachers and students. But it's nice to be acknowledged for your hard work and dedication."
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