In Riverview, Michigan an engineer father started out helping his sons with their math, then rewrote their textbook and finally wrote a series of math textbook that are being used by schools and parents. The Detroit News reports Nicholas Aggor’s books are catching on:
Riverview Community School District teachers liked the books so much they started using them in classes last year, and district officials in June made it part of the curriculum for elementary and middle school starting in fall.
. . . Interest in the series has multiplied exponentially among Metro Detroit districts. Administrators in Wyandotte, Taylor and other districts asked teachers to review the series. In nearby River Rouge, curriculum director Paula Daniels said she wants copies by September for parents as a tutoring guide.
The “MathMaster Series” hasn’t yet been published: Aggor copies the books himself and hands them out for free.
Teachers and parents like the books’ step-by-step instructions, the blend of basics and concepts, easy-to-understand examples and the close match with the state’s content standards.
Aggor, an immigrant from Ghana, wored as an automotive engineer before devoting himself to the books. His wife as a school principal in Ghana.
Via Education Gadfly.