Math makes you feel really good about yourself."
says former student Ben. "It’s really
exciting to see my classmates pass because they
did something that maybe they didn’t think they
could do before."
this model, students gain confidence by finally
seeing some success. How many times have you heard
someone say "Math is just not my thing."
Wyatt used to think like that. He considered himself
a good student, getting mostly B’s in school. But
he never saw himself as being exceptionally smart.
After going through Judo Math last year, he came
to my class recently to tell me about his current
math class in 9th grade. He said, "You should
see me Mr. T.! I’m like a math genius now! I’m the
one helping everyone else! This stuff is so easy!