Nakonia Hayes
Nakonia Hayes
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The complete biography on which this article is based is “John Saxon’s Story: A Genius of Common Sense in Math Education,” by Nakonia (Niki) Hayes. The author can be contacted at [email protected]
How A War Hero Launched A War On Bad Math Instruction

John Saxon retired from the military in 1970 and began teaching college students. When they couldn’t do basic math, he wrote them a curriculum that millions of children use today.