James Tanton's Keynote Presentation (secondary focus) at the MAV20 Conference. A 2020 Vision. Engaging Mathematics. 3-4 December 2020.

James Tanton (PhD, Princeton 1994, mathematics) is an author, a consultant, and an ambassador for the Mathematical Association of America in Washington D.C., currently serving as their Mathematician-at-Large. He has taught mathematics both at university and high school. James is absolutely committed to promoting effective and joyful mathematics thinking, learning, and doing at all levels of the education spectrum. James writes books and video courses, advises on curriculum, consults with teachers, and gives demonstration classes and professional development sessions across the globe. He created the MAA’s Curriculum Inspirations project, serves as chair of the Advisory Council for the National Museum of Mathematics in New York, and is a founder of The Global Math Project, an initiative set to transform the entire world’s perception of what mathematics can and should be. Over 6 million students across the planet have taken part in a common joyous piece of mathematics to see classroom mathematics as a portal for human joy, wonder, and delight. James grew up in Adelaide, Australia, and now lives in Phoenix, Arizona.