Jodo Gyan has developed innovative methods and materials for developing Number Sense, teaching of fractions and decimals, integers and other mathematical concepts and reasoning. In the area of early numbers, these methods focus on the development of Number Sense. In this approach, the connection of the number with quantity is kept alive which helps to connect to the lived experiences and intuitions of the child. This quantity aspect of Number Sense has been seen to be powerful in the learning of fractions and algebra in later stages. This method also strongly focuses on counting and then structured counting which follow the natural and flexible ways of mental addition and subtractions. This approach also involves the use of the empty number line as a very powerful tool to support thinking and reasoning about numbers.
Our work has gained appreciation at multiple levels over the years. Experience over the last decade involving thousands of children have demonstrated that these methods are effective in developing mathematical abilities of reasoning and problem solving, children learning through this approach feel very comfortable and confident about mathematics, thus eliminating fear of mathematics.