Mathematics is a word derived from the Greek language which means "knowledge, study, and learning". Learning math in primary school allows students to put definition into the world. For example, counting is applied to more complicated concepts, such as multiplication and division. This builds a foundation for a higher level of thinking.
Tonkla School uses the ‘Open Approach Method’ to teach mathematics. This method allows students to try to solve problems through different means as opposed to showing an example of how to solve a problem in the traditional mathematics class.
Dr. Jensamut Saengpun from the Faculty of Education at Chiang Mai University agrees that, “The Open Approach is highly appropriate for teaching Mathematics in primary education. Open Approach draws out interactive thinking and activity. This approach allows students to learn how to solve problems based on his/her own knowledge. We are encouraging students to become an independent problem solver and to persevere.”