John Mighton at TEDxCERN on September 24

45 John Mighton, mathematician and founder of JUMP Math, will speak at TEDxCERN on September 24.  Titled Forward: Charting the Future with Science, this TEDx event at CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) features speakers that will inspire a vision of how science can address some of the most pressing issues of our times. Alongside scientists, entrepreneurs, artists, and  fellow educators, John will be sharing his thoughts on the future of learning and education. Watch the live webcast here.

Free Tutoring Resources Available to Qualified Canadian Programs

JUMP Math is pleased to offer free resources for students and tutors in Canada through its REACH Community Fund.  Qualified tutoring programs will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.  Learn more and apply.

The Math Gene is Strange. It Seems to Have an Expiry Date!

JUMP Math founder, John Mighton, is interviewed on radio about students' untapped potential.  He tells Winnipeg's Charles Adler, "People think there's a math gene. It's a strange gene. It seems to have an expiry date. People remember the year their gene gave out!"  Listen to the interview.

Cognitive Science Suggests Virtually Every Child Can Succeed

John Mighton, JUMP Math's founder, now blogs in the Globe and Mail. In this post he argues that, "The means to teach children according to their true potential are already available, and could cost less than the educational programs we now use".   Read the blog post.

**NEW** Webinars - Introduction to the JUMP Math U.S.A. Resources - How to Reach and Teach Every Child in the United States

Focus Audience: U.S. Teachers of Grades 1–8, Learning Assistance Specialists, and EAs with little or no experience with JUMP Math.

JUMP Math is a method and philosophy aimed at eradicating math anxiety and enabling students to reach their full potential in mathematics. New work in cognition has shown that mathematical abilities can be developed in all students (even ones who have traditionally struggled at school) through rigorous instruction.  Learn about JUMP Math and how it aligns to the US Common Core Curriculum



JUMP Math in National Post Story

John Mighton, founder of JUMP Math, is quoted in a story about falling math scores.  He says that teaching approaches should be grounded in findings from cognitive science research and that teachers also need to have the freedom to try new ways to help their students learn math, which should then be “rigorously” tracked to see if the innovation works or not.  Read the article.

JUMP Math in Scientific American Mind

New Techniques Make Math Fun for All, by Dr. John Mighton.  With the right lesson plan, teachers can turn struggling students into budding mathematicians. The secret is carefully guiding their adventure in numbers.  Read the article, listen to the podcast.

FREE! New JUMP Math site for teachers: get homework sheets and share tools

Get printable homework sheets and other resources that complement JUMP Math’s core curriculum. Visit to register - it's FREE for teachers!

US DoE Funding Study of JUMP Math: Globe and Mail

The U.S. Department of Education has funded the project, led by researchers at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children, looking at how elementary students fare in math using the current Ontario curriculum and comparing it to the JUMP Math program. A spokeswoman for the research arm of the U.S. Department of Education, said the JUMP Math program has grabbed attention in the United States.  Read the article.

Mighton on TVO's The Agenda: Adding it Up

Ontario student math achievement is slipping. The Agenda examines what the province and educators can do to reverse the trend. Steve Paikin discusses this with Annie Kidder, People for Education, Clive Packer, concerned parent, and John Mighton, JUMP Math Founder.  Watch the video. | Read the blog.

Mighton on CTV News: Changing Math Curriculum

The Globe and Mail's Caroline Alphonso and John Mighton discuss concerns over discovery math.  Watch the CTV News segment.

Mighton in Notices of the American Mathematical Society

JUMP Math's founder, John Mighton is published in the February 2014 edition of Notices of the AMS (American Mathematical Society). Read the article, "JUMP Math: Multiplying Potential".

Math wars: The Division Over How to Improve Test Scores: Globe and Mail

JUMP Math described as being "in the middle of conventional math and discovery learning... that emphasizes rehearsing the basics and breaking problems into small parts".  Read the article.  See more about JUMP Math in the media

New York Times: John Mighton on Reforming Math Education

JUMP Math's founder, John Mighton, is one of several contributors to a New York Times editorial on reforming math and science education.  He argues that children love to explore small variations on a theme and incrementally harder challenges much more than adults do. Click here to read the article.

Principal Tells Story of Inspiring Turnaround with JUMP Math

Kevin Bird, who was the principal at Muheim Elementary School from 2008 to 2013, says that JUMP improved teaching by equipping the teachers with a huge toolbox of powerful approaches and strategies (Canadian Teacher Magazine).

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