Stella Fiore, Media Relations
Tackling Innumeracy in Canada, the USA, Spain, and Bulgaria
Toronto, Canada October 5, 2016—JUMP Math is one of the six winners of the 2016 WISE (World Innovation Summit for Education) Awards, an initiative of the Qatar Foundation. This is the second win for a Canadian organization since the founding of the awards in 2009.
The WISE Award recognizes JUMP Math for its work in helping students learn and love math across Canada, Spain, Bulgaria, and in the USA—where its new U.S. Common Core Edition offers CCSS-aligned lessons for grades K–8.
This is the latest in a string of awards for JUMP Math, including Indspire’s Indigenous Education Partner Award 2016, the Schwab Foundation’s Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2015, the Trico Foundation’s Social EnterPrize Gold Winner Award 2015, and the Ernst & Young Social Entrepreneur of the Year for Canada 2014, among others.
“We’re thrilled,” JUMP Math founder John Mighton told the Toronto Star on September 29, 2016 of the WISE Award. “JUMP is getting a lot of recognition internationally and nationally nowadays, so we’re hoping it can help us reach more kids.”
JUMP Math is a research-based curriculum that takes a balanced approach to teaching math—a carefully formulated blend of direct instruction and student discovery called “guided discovery.” In addition to incorporating growth mindset principles, each lesson reduces difficult concepts to manageable, incremental steps that students must master before moving on. This ensures they experience the kind of success that replaces math anxiety with confidence and enthusiasm.
The 2016 WISE Awards winners will be celebrated at a presentation ceremony in Beijing as part of the WISE @ Beijing gathering hosted by the 21st Century Education Research Institute on November 4-5, 2016.
Learn more about the 2016 WISE Awards here.