Perry Wilson vividly remembers struggling in school, unable to connect with teachers through conventional methods. Perry has dyslexia. It wasn’t until Perry became a carpenter that he finally grasped the math that had eluded him his entire life. He realized he could learn math, just in a different way. Perry eventually became a master carpenter and used these skills to create the If I Had A Hammer program.
The New York Times selected If I Had A Hammer as one of the top new educational programs in the country. If I Had A Hammer has worked with over 1,000,000 children, in over 30 museums and science centers, and 50 colleges and universities.