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|TMIS – Atlanta’s Intern Journal at TMIS EP9|

|TMIS – Atlanta’s Intern Journal at TMIS EP9|


【I witnessed the process of inner mentor】


This morning, a group of students is learning about congruent triangles, using the triangle and rectangle metal boards. The small bords can form either a big rectangle or a big triangle, which means the area of the two shapes is equal.
After the class, a first-grader was using the boards, taking out the small ones and putting them back. Suddenly, he walked to the word “Equal” written on the whiteboard and pointed at it, “This is equal!” Then he invited a third-grader to see his discovery. Although the third-grader simply answered, “I know that,” the first-grader kept trying out his discovery satisfactorily. No one told him that the area of the rectangle and the triangle are the same, but he realized this in his works after the class.
Maybe this simple discovery is not enough to solve math questions, but I did see the glowing in his eyes. It told me that whatever problems he might encounter in the future, even though he might not know how to solve them, he would not be defeated.
The purpose of Montessori math courses is not to help the children to do math or become great at math. Rather, it is to lead the children’s development into completion. I know how exciting “discovery” is. Just like my feeling when I found another route to go back home. The same process can happen even in the terrifying math class.