Nakonia Hayes: John Saxon and the Math Wars

Nakonia Hayes: John Saxon and the Math Wars
February 26, 2014

Joy Pullmann

Joy Pullmann (jpullmann@heartland.org) is a research fellow of The Heartland Institute and managing... (read full bio)
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A retired military man turned math teacher almost singlehandedly started the "math wars" of the 1990s, says Nakonia Hayes. She's a long-time teacher, former principal, and author of John Saxon’s Story: A Genius of Common Sense in Math Education. She joins the podcast to discuss the story of how John Saxon began writing math curriculum, its reception from the math establishment, what fuzzy math is and why it's ineffective, and John Saxon's legacy. Hayes and her book can be found at http://saxonmathwarrior.com/.

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Joy Pullmann

Joy Pullmann (jpullmann@heartland.org) is a research fellow of The Heartland Institute and managing... (read full bio)