Testimonials

Teachers & Principals, Tutors, Homeschoolers, Students and Parents talk about the benefits of JUMP Math.

Teachers & Principals

I think what John and his team have done is create materials which demonstrate all the principles of good instructional design. They have done a very careful job of sequencing; they have analyzed tasks, step-by-step, into manageable bite-sized pieces; they have scaffolded and suggested ways the teachers can support moving from one step to another; they emphasize and identify patterns and they use visual representations of math concepts. What you’ve done for teachers is created a way into pedagogical content knowledge. Again, I believe by having very well designed materials, teachers can understand the value of the scripts and scaffolds that they have been given and the practice materials with bonus and enrichment items are gold for a busy teacher.

- Harriet Fayne, Dean of Education at Lehman College, NY
 

"I have deep appreciation and gratitude for John Mighton and your company!  Your tools for helping students learn math in a clear, logical, stressless way is revolutionary and wonderful!"

- Teacher, CA
 

"I'm very impressed by how thoroughly topics are covered, as well as the variety of ways in which the material is presented (more opportunities to "reach" the student and ensure that concepts will stick!)"

- Teacher, CA
 

“I wanted to write to let you and John Mighton know that I am really thrilled by the JUMP math program. I have been using the introductory fractions unit with my class of fifth-graders for one week and the results are fantastic... I have several students that are very behind in math, and several others with very negative attitudes about math. I also have a wide distribution of ability ranging from those who are behind grade levels to those who are at least a year ahead. JUMP seemed to be the ideal way to teach to that wide range. And it has been, so far. After the first day, several of the students with negative attitudes said that JUMP was fun. All week long every child mastered the content, and I added some bonus for those needing additional challenge. By Friday all but two were insisting on working on levels B and C, and some of my lowest students were keeping up with those in the top levels! Unbelievable. Every child mastered the material through lesson 10 in the first week. I am sold on JUMP.”

– Teacher, VI

 

Tutors

 

"I am hooked!  This concept of bonus questions and extending the problem is such an effective way to motivate struggling students.  They were literally jumping out of their seats because they wanted to go up to the board to solve problems.  We didn't get to the addition of fractions worksheet so I told them they could take home and look it over before Thursday.  One student finished it in about the 2 minutes it took for the class to collect their belongings.  On her way out, she showed her Mom the bonus questions she answered in her notebooks and had this proud look in her demeanor that was priceless.  I took your advice on instant assessment and went around putting stars next to problems they answered correctly.  They couldn't wait to show me their work.  I have seen the power of group dynamics and how JUMP can sweep everyone along."  
– Tutor, Palo Alto

 

"JUMP gave me a lot ideas and examples for teaching students, starting at the most basic level. This was especially helpful for our students who struggle in math."
– Tutor, Rocketship Education, Palo Alto

 

"JUMP was engaging for me and my students, with each lesson including drawings and concrete examples. I saw a big change in my students' attitudes when we used JUMP."
– Tutor, Rocketship Education, Palo Alto

 

"The lessons in JUMP built student processes a little at a time (scaffolded) and made it easy for students to understand.
The only thing I would change about JUMP is that I wish I had more time to implement it."

– Tutor, Rocketship Education, Palo Alto

 

Homeschoolers

"I took my 2 daughters out of French school when both teachers told me they were struggling with math, and we went to homeschooling. Alice was so frightened of math she could no longer think, but would freeze mentally as soon as we started. Of course one on one teaching helps, but when we started JUMP math, she normally refused my help entirely and did it alone, and correctly, and for 3 years, so that now she is confident and coping with no help in grade 10. I was really sorry when grade 8 was over and there were no further JUMP math books! The thing I liked best in the program was the introduction to algebra. I honestly think no one could have trouble with algebra after that preparation."
- Homeschooler & Parent

 

"I'm just writing to say thank you for the excellent materials.  Today my 7-year-old daughter said to me, 'I can solve these problems quickly because I'm good at math'.  We are using the Jump Math in our homeschooling and I have watched her develop confidence and insight from the actual achievements that the materials lead her into."
- Homeschooler & Parent

 

"We started on the fractions section last night and my 13 year old grandson was amazed at how easy the directions were. We were only going to do the first page, but ended up doing the whole fraction chapter. He has struggled with math since grade 3 - we are both hopeful that this program will make a big difference in his life and help him to be prepared for pre-algebra this year. Thank you for making this program available to homeschoolers!"
- Homeschooler & Grandparent

 

Students

"JUMP explains math in a way I understand."   
- Grade 7 student, Vancouver

 

"I appreciate all the things you have done for my class and math is so easy I want to be a mathematician."
- Grade 5 Student, Toronto

"When I was in grade 1, 2, 3 and 4, I hated math a lot because it’s so hard. But when John Mighton came and taught math to my class, I suddenly thought math was so fun and easy."
- Grade 5 Student, Toronto

 

"I learned that fractions aren’t that hard."
- Student, Winnipeg

 

"It makes me a genius at math."
- Grade 7 student, Vancouver

 

"I learned how to add, subtract and reduce.  I also learned how to change denominators to be the same and to add mixed fractions.  I learned how to change improper fractions into mixed and mixed to improper fractions.  I finally understood how to know what way the mouth goes when you try to find which fraction is larger.  I am finally understand fractions.  I love doing them now."
- Student, Winnipeg

 

"I learned how to add and subtract fractions with different strategies.  I learned how to add or subtract big and small fractions.  I learned how to make denominators the same in order to add, subtract, find which one is bigger etc.  I learned how to add and subtract mixed and improper fractions and how to turn mixed into improper fractions and the other way around!   I learned how to reduce fractions and how to read fractions.  It was the easiest fractions I’ve ever learned."
- Student, Winnipeg

 

Parents

"My daughter started to fall behind in numeracy.  I felt that it didn’t have to be the case, but I had no idea how to address math as my own math education was so lacking.  So, after discovering JUMP Math, I feel like I have hit the jackpot!"
- Parent

 

"My child has gone from experiencing great math anxiety (and possibly dyscalculia) to feeling comfortable and confident that she can learn the material.  She's even doing some mental math!"
- Parent