Lynda Colgan - Author

Lynda Colgan

Lynda's career as a mathematics educator began in Scarborough, ON, 33 years ago. Since then, her roles have been many: K-12 teacher, consultant, researcher, professor, columnist, textbook author, and collaborator on The Prime Radicals (a live-action children's television program also based on her Kingston Whig-Standard newspaper columns). The common denominator? Lynda's mission to dispel the myth that math is the bad guy!

Her contributions to mathematics education have been recognized at the institutional, school district, provincial, and national levels. In her newest role, Coordinator of the Community Outreach Centre at Queen's University, Lynda will focus on public education: unlocking the magic of math for students of all ages.


2014 - Mathical: Books for Kids from Tots to Teens, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI), Commended
2012 - Silver Birch Nonfiction Award, Ontario Library Association, Short-listed
2012 - Best Books for Kids & Teens, Starred Selection, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner