JUMP Math in Aligned
Melanie Greene, a 4th grade teacher at Manhattan Charter School, just published an essay on her experience using JUMP Math in the classroom: Students JUMP at the Opportunity to Learn. The essay appears as part of the Teacher Perspective Series on Aligned, a blog about standards-aligned instructional materials that is produced by Student Achievement Partners.
Manhattan Charter School saw the biggest improvement in state math scores in New York City in 2014, the year it adopted JUMP Math for its fourth grade students.
- In Spain: El Mundo, El País, and Crónica Global covered Mighton’s February visit to Spain where the number of students using JUMP Math (11,000 currently) could triple next year.
- In Massachusetts: This year, 21% of students using JUMP Math at the Browne Middle School in Chelsea, right outside of Boston, made two years' growth in one year, as measured by the iReady diagnostic.
- In NYC: Founder John Mighton is working with two teachers from the Manhattan Charter School to develop their mastery of the JUMP Math approach in order to prepare them to train and support other NYC teachers who want to implement our curriculum. This peer-to-peer model for helping elementary school teachers develop their skills and confidence in teaching math is funded by The Heckscher Foundation for Children.
- In Arizona: Mighton spoke at the Effective Schools Conference and The Arizona Science Center (which provides JUMP Math PD workshops). He was joined by Kristi Baird, Assistant Superintendent of Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Memphis, who shared her experience with the curriculum. The Desert Marigold School in Phoenix (using JUMP Math in grades 1-8) welcomed John for a demo lesson. KTAR News (92.3FM) covered his visit.
- Evidence for ESSA: JUMP Math is included as a “promising” curriculum on Evidence for ESSA, a new web-based resource from The Center for Research and Reform in Education (CRRE) at Johns Hopkins University.
- Recent Press: Quartz | SEE Change | Yahoo Finance plus John Mighton was interviewed at the World Economic Forum and featured in this blog post by Hilde Schwab.
Grades 1-8 Expanded Teacher Resources
- Problem-Solving Lessons (for Grades 3–8) that focus within 9 or 10 lessons per grade on a range of problem-solving strategies and include extensive problem banks for practicing each strategy
- Performance Tasks (for Grades 3–8) that provide challenging opportunities within 3 or 4 performance tasks per grade for students to use problem-solving strategies to solve multi-part problems
- Units in Context that briefly explain how each unit relates to other units and grade levels
- Scoring Guides that help teachers evaluate students’ responses on unit quizzes and tests
- Rubrics that help teachers assess students’ achievement of the Common Core State Standards through their performance on unit tests
JUMP Math at the Manhattan Charter School
The Manhattan Charter School saw the biggest improvement in state math scores in New York City in 2014, the year it adopted JUMP Math for its fourth grade students. Journalist David Bornstein, who wrote a two-part series on JUMP Math for The New York Times, led an engaging panel discussion about what makes our “guided discovery” approach different, how teachers at the school feel it works, and why it matters for their low-income students.
- Jason Zimba, Founding Partner, Student Achievement Partners and a lead author of the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics
- Harriet Fayne, Dean, School of Education, Lehman College - CUNY
- Melanie Greene, Teacher, Manhattan Charter School
- John Mighton, Founder, JUMP Math
New York City-based journalists, donors, and supporters joined us for the panel and two demo lessons including Andrea Johnson, Head of US Financial Education at TD Bank, which is a longtime supporter of JUMP Math in both Canada and the U.S.