Getting a jump on math: Vancouver teacher Elisha Bonnis credits a unique program with working miracles in classrooms writes Janet Steffenhagen of the Vancouver Sun.
Elisha says, "One of the things I noticed, and it really made me reflect on my own childhood, was when kids do well at math and they're successful, they think they can do anything," she said in a recent interview. "Especially kids who have never done that before - it completely transforms them."
Arvind Gupta, chief executive officer of the Mathematics of Information Technology & Complex Systems group at UBC, said he's impressed with the program and credits [JUMP Math founder, John] Mighton for understanding the importance of providing students with a strong grounding in basic concepts while also finding ways of keeping them interested.
Read the full article in the Vancouver Sun at: http://www2.canada.com/vancouversun/news/westcoastnews/story.html?id=53c65c7d-5e83-4a97-8682-b33893af8344
Watch a video of Elisha Bonnis at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCWLYAZwIrE&list=UUg9v2SuV25HLbCklfQHVuEw&index=6