Find out how to help your child succeed using JUMP Math.
The JUMP Math resource has become a popular tool for parents looking to give their children a boost in math. Here you can learn about what makes JUMP Math so effective, download free material, and find out how to order our Assessment and Practice books which is 100% of the curriculum and work in concert with the Teacher Resources.
An alternative is the JUMP at Home resource, which is 60% of the curriculum based material and is available through your local bookstore or Amazon Canada.
Please contact Noreen McLean for more information about how JUMP Math is used at home and about the JUMP at Home books.
Where do I start?
The JUMP Math program starts with Confidence Building Units (formerly called the Introductory Units). The Confidence Building Units (CBUs) are designed with two purposes in mind:
- To boost your child's confidence in math, and;
- To reinforce some basic numeracy skills that are crucial in moving ahead.
Please note that the Introductory Unit starts in grade 2. It is meant as a confidence builder.
Here's what an Ottawa parent had to say:
My daughter, who is in grade 3, has been very upset since school started this year about her math. There have been so many tears and frustration that her "brain hurts", she "can't do math", "it's impossible", "my teacher just expects me to know it, she won't show me how to do it", etc... She has been stressed out and I've had to pick her up at school so often with sore tummy, etc...Well this weekend I spent some time - not even an hour - showing her the JUMP way to do addition, subtraction and multiplication for 2, 3 and 5 only. Well the results are awesome. You should see her little face. She has been asking for practice sheets for 4 hours this morning - she is so excited that she can do the math. It is amazing how quickly it works. I am amazed at the results.
After the Confidence Building Units
Once your child has completed the Confidence Building Unit, we suggest moving into one of JUMP Math's grade-specific Assessment and Practice (AP) Books. The AP Books cover the full curriculum in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, and Ontario, and provide excellent practice on their own, or they can serve as a support to what your child is learning in the classroom.
Our grade-specific materials are entitled AP Book 1, AP Book 2, etc. Our AP Books correspond with the Grade levels in Canada. For example, AP Book 4 is for students in Grade 4. JUMP has strategically decided not to name our AP Books by grade, so as to preserve the self-confidence of those students working below grade-level.
You should choose the AP Book you decide to purchase based on your child's current level of proficiency. In other words, if he/she is in Grade 6 but is operating at a Grade 3 level, then they should start with AP Book 3. We suggest purchasing one set of AP Books (Parts 1 & 2) at the appropriate grade level.
If your child is working at or at or a little behind grade level, we suggest you purchase the corresponding books, as they contain review material that goes back 1-2 years. If your child is behind 2 or more years, we recommend purchasing an AP Book that is 1-2 levels below.