Allen Cant has taught for more than 30 years in schools throughout New Zealand. Since 1999 he has been head of mathematics at Putaruru College, Waikato. He is also an active member and past president of the Waikato Mathematics Association. He started writing resources to share with other teachers back in the late 1980s and has continued to share his ideas and resources in a range of workshops. In 1999 he was awarded an Ernest Duncan Award for his resources.