Kerry Cue

Kerry Cue is a humourist, mathematician and journalist.

She is the author of 20 books and the maths blogger, Mathspig. She has written columns for every major newspaper in Australia. Following the popularity of her humorous maths blog, she spoke at the International Congress of Mathematical Education in Hamburg in 2016.

Kerry Cue studied Science/Engineering at Melbourne University and taught maths and science for 10 demanding years before becoming a best selling author of 20 humorous and education books including Life On a G-String, Australia Unbuttoned, I Left My Heart in Chinkapook and my knickers in New York.

Her last book is:Me_Land_Widget 2

Kerry Cue’s latest book is MeLand: 10 ways Self-Obsession Makes You Stupid

Kindle edition: Amazon

You can see cliche-busting at work on Kerry’s maths blog, Mathspig. It is written for Maths teachers to show them how to make maths fun:

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Mathspig

If you ask the right questions students will want to know or better still they will want to work out the answers.

What are the 10 Worst Maths Disasters in the World?

Zombie Maths.

Harry Potter Maths.

How Maths Solves a Real Murder.

……………………………………………………..Killer Heels Maths.

Madusa 1………………………………………………….

Kerry Cue also runs a humorous blog on all things FAKE called Faking Hell.

9 thoughts on “Kerry Cue

  1. Dear Kerry, I am not very computer savvy but would like to comment on your page each week in the Illawarra Mercury- the only thing I look forward to is Saturdays inside page of the Weekender. Thank you for a good laugh and an insight into so many subjects- I always seem to agree with you. All the best from Pam T.

  2. Hi Kerry, It’s Lyn Donaldson – nee Rawlings. So long since we were kids in Kyneton. I’m keen to publish a book “The dog in the Freezer” would be the title.. its a bit of a life’s journey from Kyneton to now!! XXX Lyn

    ongoing as it is with 4 kids.. 9 grandkids…. left my husband 3 time and married him twice.. a long story but worth a chance in print!!! Would like to call my potential story ” The do in the deep freeze”

  3. We loved your book ‘Crooks, chooks and bloody Ratbags’. Is there somewhere in victoria we can get a copy?

    Regards, Robert and Margaret Edwards

    • Hello Robert and Margaret,

      How wonderful to hear from you both. Crooks and Chooks was published over … Shock Horror! … 30 years ago. It stayed in print for more than 10 years, but , alas, is now out of print. So you have to buy copies through 2nd hand bookshops. Not Amazon as someone emailed me to ask why it was $111 on Amazon. I’d go into business but I only have one copy. This will make you laugh. After 30 years even the Kyneton Library had to retire the book. They didn’t want to throw it in a dumpster. My sister rang with great excitement. ‘Guess what?’ she asked. ‘You’re in the local museum.’ So there I am with rusting sheep shears and old dray wheels. Ha! Good luck.

      Cheers

      Kerry Cue
      PS: This is my latest blog I’m running with others.
      http://sibylesque.com/

  4. Kerry
    The article of 24 April 1998 that you wrote about your great uncle who battled bureaucracy and then went off to war in 1916 to battle Germans and was killed, remains framed in my office.
    We shall reflect at this time. God Bless.
    Alistair Urquhart

    • Hello Alistair,

      Terrific to hear from you. And, for goodness, sake, rather awesome too. At one time in Australia, everyone felt the impact of WWI. Husbands, lovers, brothers, sons, uncles, cousins, workmates and neighbours were killed. Now, of course, those lost appear on the family tree as grandfathers, great uncles and 2nd cousins 3 times removed. Yet their loss is still personal. That formal photograph of a young man heading to war has been treasured and handed down the generations. I think James Valentine in The Australian captured something of the mood of the 100th anniversary of ANZAC DAY. The BIG celebrations seem to swamp the smaller link, the personal story. But I still have the treasured photograph of my Great Uncle Michael killed in WWI. The irony is, I do not have a photo of his little brother, my grandfather Joe, who was too young to go to war. That tells you something of the respect families held and hold for those who serve.

      Take Care

      Kerry Cue

  5. Hi Kerry,

    I’m very disappointed to find that your early books are out of print! After first reading Born to Whinge in 1995 (when I was 13 years old) I’m actually now pregnant, and wanted to buy a copy for a friend who is as well. However the $800 AUD price on AbeBooks doesn’t really appeal so much :).

    I’m definitely holding on to my copy (and to Crooks, Chooks and all the rest).

    Michelle

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