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.


News & Media

John Mighton featured in U of T Alumni Portrait

John is profiled in the University of Toronto Alumni Portrait series as a mathematician, playwright, author, and activist. Listen to John talk about his experience with mathematics and his passion in ensuring that all children have a chance to excel in the subject.

John Mighton is blogging on Medium

Follow us to read John's latest thoughts on research, math education, and teaching to children's potential. His first piece, Mathematics and the Hidden Cost of Intellectual Poverty, explores what cognitive science is telling us about how children learn.

John Mighton and JUMP Math featured in Financial Post

In "Education startups find profit in re-examining the way we teach children" by Elisa Birnbaum, John explains why we need to re-think teaching and what's innovative about the JUMP Math program.


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.

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.


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!


John Mighton Named Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur of the Year

John Mighton, JUMP Math’s founder, has been named as one of Schwab Foundation’s Social Entrepreneurs of the Year! The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship supports social entrepreneurs as an important catalyst for societal innovation and progress. Read more here. Want to know more about JUMP as a social enterprise? Visit our page here.

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.