Helen Prochazka has taught mathematics in Australian high schools and colleges for many years. Her enduring love for mathematics goes back to her childhood. She is a former president of the Mathematical Association of Tasmania and a regular contributor to the Australian Mathematics Teacher journal.

She is the author of the Super Mathematics series of high school textbooks, one of which was used as the text for an Open Learning course for adults. Her teaching career has been combined with other ventures such as publishing, and music and film production.

Her passions include Bhutan, felines, Mona, retro music and life. Helen has a particular interest in helping adults who find mathematics challenging.

The Mathematics Book is a definitive work, impressive in scope, compass and content.

Adrian Jacobson