Welcome to JUMP Math Canada

JUMP Math is a numeracy program. JUMP Math is dedicated to enhancing the potential in children by encouraging an understanding and a love of math in students and educators. JUMP Math replaces the self-fulfilling myth that some people are born with mathematical ability while others do not have the ability to succeed with assumptions that all children can be led to think mathematically.

We offer educators, tutors and parents complete and balanced materials as well as training to help them reach all students.

Listen to teachers, students, and JUMP Math founder John Mighton describe how JUMP Math resources uses guided discovery to support and challenge all students. Hear what teachers have to say about how the JUMP Math Teacher Guides make teaching math easy and helps students build understanding and confidence. We hosted a panel discussion at Manhattan Charter School on April 18, 2016 with New York Times journalist David Bornstein, leading experts, and educators to discuss what makes our “guided discovery” approach so successful. For more details, click here.

News & Media

John Mighton WINS the Egerton Ryerson Award

JUMP Math is honoured to announce that Dr. John Mighton is this year’s winner of the Egerton Ryerson Award for Dedication to Public Education. This annual award recognizes those who actively advocate for strong public education. The Right Honourable Paul Martin says, "Quite simply, the choice of John Mighton for the award is one that would be confirmed by thousands of students across Canada.” Read more here.

JUMP Math WINS 2016 WISE Award

We’re one of the six winners of the 2016 WISE (World Innovation Summit for Education) Awards, an initiative of the Qatar Foundation, which recognizes the world’s most innovative educational projects. Read more.

The Art & Science of Math Education Conference

The Art & Science of Math Education conference on November 26-27, 2016 in Ottawa will provide a space for educators, administrators, policy-makers, and researchers to share best practices and build advanced knowledge of the latest critical issues in math education. Co-hosted by the Community Foundation of Ottawa, Carleton University, Algonquin College, the University of Ottawa, and JUMP Math, this event will galvanize a conversation about the most effective, evidence-based methods for strengthening numeracy in Canada. Read more.


John Mighton in Scientific American Mind

With the right lesson plan, teachers can turn struggling students into budding mathematicians - the secret is carefully guiding their adventure in numbers. John Mighton wrote a piece for Scientific American Mind about the research that informs JUMP Math's guided discovery approach to teaching math. Read the full article here.

National Book Fund Results Show Significant Student Gains!

The results from fall and spring assessments revealed significant gains for students participating in JUMP Math’s 2014-2015 National Book Fund, for the fourth year in a row.

JUMP develops "Growth Mindset" says Stanford's Carol Dweck

Carol Dweck, author of “Mindset”, and John Mighton discuss the critical importance of a growth mindset for students' success in math. Watch on JUMP Math's YouTube channel.


Strategies Series

See our Top 10 research-supported strategies for tackling barriers in the classroom.

Why Flipping & Multiplying Works when Dividing by a Fraction

Ever wondered why? John Mighton, JUMP Math's founder, explains how this works.  Watch the video on JUMP Math's YouTube channel.

Free JUMP Math site for teachers get homework and classroom resources

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


Ewart Newton Award for Social Innovation

JUMP Math congratulates Trish Nixon on being the inaugural recipient of the Ewart Newton Award for Social Innovation. Trish is responsible for the development of CoPower’s Green Bond product and helped the organization go from placing $500,000 to over $6 million in clean energy loans in just one year. This award was created by MaRS in honour of JUMP Math’s late VP of Development Ewart Newton. It recognizes a social entrepreneur who displays exemplary commitment, achieves positive impact and applies principles or practices of social innovation, enterprise and/or social finance. For full details, visit the 2016 Social Finance Awards.

John Mighton at TEDxCERN

Mathematician and JUMP Math founder Dr. John Mighton spoke at TEDxCERN about the belief that anyone can learn anything, especially mathematics. In this inspiring talk, John highlights an invisible problem in society: we underestimate ourselves. Watch his talk and view our gallery here.