A young boy named Mehboob was still struggling with counting and reading after six years of school. He was not diagnosed with a learning disability but may have not been taught in a way that matched his style of learning. Then, he went to a new school, Jodo Gyan Kendra in India, where teachers take a different approach. What happens in a child-centered environment that encourages hands-on learning is nothing short of amazing. See the transformation from confusion to understanding through the young student's eyes. Features interviews with his teacher and his sister, who also attends the school. Mathematics is essential for future success, and teachers need to involve the student in learning activities. Using creative counting tools is a good method to make learning more interactive and effective.