Haese Mathematics, formerly Haese & Harris Publications, is a family-owned publishing company specialising in Mathematics textbooks and accompanying software for schools and students.
The business began in 1979 when classroom teachers Bob and Sandra Haese, together with Kim Harris, started work on their first textbooks. These books were written for South Australian schools, and were typed on a typewriter with hand drawn diagrams. Modest beginnings, but teachers were quick to recognise the quality of the content in these early, unpretentious publications. Second editions were published in the mid-1980s, and 3rd editions followed in the early 1990s. Some of these same books reached sixth editions.
In 2004, we launched new textbooks for the IB Diploma Mathematics courses. We were overwhelmed by the enthusiastic response to our books. As a result, in 2008 we extended our IB series to cover the Middle Years Programme. We continue to write new editions of books in these series as the curriculum frameworks are revised. Worked solutions are available at most levels. In 2013 and 2014 we published new editions of all Mathematics for the International Student books, as well as adding a range of textbooks covering HL Options and the Further Mathematics HL course. New textbooks for the Diploma Programme change (first teaching mid 2019) will be available from July 2019.
In 2009 we published a book for the new course ‘Cambridge IGCSE International Mathematics (0607) Extended’. This was followed by a book for the Core course, and in 2014 we published another book addressing the Cambridge Additional Mathematics (4037) course. All of these books are endorsed by Cambridge Assessment International Education. Updated editions for upcoming syllabus changes will be available soon.
When the Australian government introduced a uniform Australian Curriculum in 2010, Haese Mathematics responded. The Mathematics for Australia series was launched in 2011 with a textbook and worked solutions for Year 7 students. The series now covers Years 3 to 12, with worked solutions and homework books available at most levels. Teacher resource books are available for Years 3 and 4.
Our most recent development is the introduction of the Snowflake online learning platform, launched in 2014. Snowflake allows access to our textbooks on a wide range of platforms, including mobile devices. For laptop and desktop users, this includes valuable student support materials such as recorded, step-by-step explanations of problems, animated demonstrations of mathematical concepts, and more readily accessible updates to both books and software. Future updates to the learning platform will include the ability to share notes and annotations within a class. We are currently working on Version 2 of the Institution Management account taking into consideration feedback from our users.
We started working with SmartPrep in 2016 to create the mathematics content for their IB Flash Cards. This series includes Flash Cards for Mathematics HL, SL and Studies SL.
In 2017, we published two books for the revised UK GCE Advanced level (A level) mathematics course. These books will be followed soon by textbooks for GCSE Foundation and GCSE Higher. All of the books will be warehoused in our new pack and dispatch facility in Bristol, United Kingdom.
We were excited and honoured to be awarded the 2017 Business SA Export Award for Education and Training. The award recognises outstanding innovation and international success in the field of education and training services, expertise and curriculum including vocational training. We are proud to know that our books have reached students in over 150 countries.
The outstanding characteristic of our company is an unrelenting commitment to produce the best possible resources for mathematics education in schools. We are great believers in the value of global education and its importance in producing a more peaceful world. To this end, in 2013 we began sponsoring the Central Asia Institute and its mission to provide schools in areas lacking infrastructure. At the same time we also wish to acknowledge elite students and encourage their further academic development. We are therefore proud to be sponsors of the World Mathematics Championships, and the High Four Mathematics Competition.