What the Students Have to Say

 “Judo Math makes you feel really good about yourself.                                                                                                                                                 It’s really exciting to see my classmates pass because they did                                                                                                                        something that maybe they didn’t think they could do before.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ~Ben, 8th grade

In 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!”