Jodo Gyan (01:15)
Co-founders Shaji and Usha Menon discuss the importance of problem solving and a child's transition to mathematics. (Credits)
Mehboob's Story (02:07)
Despite regular attendance, Mehboob did not meet minimum math competencies by grade five. Shaji discusses teaching styles.
Jodo Gyan Kendra (00:59)
This school reveals that children can learn and be competent in all subjects. Mehboob has been attending the school for two weeks.
Mehboob's Sister Sitara (00:58)
Sitara has been attending Jodo Gyan Kendra for a couple of years and has become a learner. She wants to be a teacher and a doctor.
Mehboob says he will stitch clothes like his father. Mehboob's teacher believes he has limited his dreams but hopes reading will encourage him.
How Children Learn (01:44)
Mehboob does not appear to have any learning disabilities. A teacher reflects on a teaching approach that leaves some children behind. Learning is a joint activity.
The Role of Teacher (01:04)
Teachers should take children to a level that they cannot reach alone. Designing lessons to how children learn is powerful.
A teacher and her students create a problem-solving story together.
The Ganit Mala (02:08)
Jodo Gyan popularized the ganit mala, providing students with a tool to count, become familiar with numbers, and perform math problems.
Teaching-Learning Materials (00:60)
Shaji discusses the acceptance of teaching materials to make children understand what is written in a textbook. Activities allow children to learn.
Understanding Mehboob (01:07)
Mehboob cannot read and write numbers, but he has a number sense of 100 plus.
Place Value (01:04)
Shaji discusses the importance of understanding place value to perform operations.
Number Sense (03:02)
Shaji discusses connecting numbers to the real world. See students use the ganit mala to strengthen number sense.
Mehboob Makes Progress (01:48)
Mehboob has problems with number names, but has made considerable progress. His teacher believes continual attendance will allow Mehboob to reach standard levels.
The Goal of Education (00:41)
Education should help the new generation to become whole, confident community members.
"Like Stars on Earth" (02:43)
Mehboob and his classmates dance to the radio. If anything in India needs to change, it must be education.
Credits: Mehboob and the Garland of Math (00:46)
Credits: Mehboob and the Garland of Math
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