Peggy Akin

Peggy Akin is passionate about helping children think and learn in ways that are meaningful, relevant, and pure. A retired mathematics and English teacher, Peggy spent nearly three decades in the classroom, working with children to understand the intricacies of language and the nuances of mathematical understanding. She now spends her time writing curriculum to support teachers as they, in turn, create dynamic opportunities for children to think and to learn in new ways. Peggy cares deeply that teachers are empowered to help students become disciplined, independent thinkers who make decisions based on the knowledge and understanding of supporting truths. First as an independent writer and then as program developer for KP Mathematics, Peggy’s list of publications is lengthy. It includes titles such as The Mighty Sentence: Mastering the Art of Sentence Writing; Building Math Power: A Unique Approach to Secondary Mathematics; and Above & Beyond: A Mathematics Program for Learners with Intellectual Delays. Since partnering with Kimberly Rimbey, they have co-written the KP® Mathematics collection, with Peggy as the lead curriculum writer and designer. The hallmark of Peggy’s teaching and writing is instruction that guides students through carefully sequenced experiences that build mathematical meaning, conceptual understanding, and skill developed through knowledge. Peggy and her husband live in Phoenix, Arizona. They have three daughters (two of whom are teachers) and seven grandchildren.