JUMP Math Receives Tier 1 Approval from Louisiana
We are thrilled to announce that all of JUMP Math’s K-5 resources have received Tier 1 approval from the State of Louisiana. Their detailed reviews can be found on the state’s Tiered Review webpage.
JUMP Math in Aligned
Melanie Greene, a 4th grade teacher at Manhattan Charter School, just published an essay on her experience using JUMP Math in the classroom: Students JUMP at the Opportunity to Learn. The essay appears as part of the Teacher Perspective Series on Aligned, a blog about standards-aligned instructional materials that is produced by Student Achievement Partners.
Manhattan Charter School saw the biggest improvement in state math scores in New York City in 2014, the year it adopted JUMP Math for its fourth grade students.
- In Spain: El Mundo, El País, and Crónica Global covered Mighton’s February visit to Spain where the number of students using JUMP Math (11,000 currently) could triple next year.
- In Massachusetts: This year, 21% of students using JUMP Math at the Browne Middle School in Chelsea, right outside of Boston, made two years' growth in one year, as measured by the iReady diagnostic.
- In NYC: Founder John Mighton is working with two teachers from the Manhattan Charter School to develop their mastery of the JUMP Math approach in order to prepare them to train and support other NYC teachers who want to implement our curriculum. This peer-to-peer model for helping elementary school teachers develop their skills and confidence in teaching math is funded by The Heckscher Foundation for Children.
- In Arizona: Mighton spoke at the Effective Schools Conference and The Arizona Science Center (which provides JUMP Math PD workshops). He was joined by Kristi Baird, Assistant Superintendent of Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Memphis, who shared her experience with the curriculum. The Desert Marigold School in Phoenix (using JUMP Math in grades 1-8) welcomed John for a demo lesson. KTAR News (92.3FM) covered his visit.
- Evidence for ESSA: JUMP Math is included as a “promising” curriculum on Evidence for ESSA, a new web-based resource from The Center for Research and Reform in Education (CRRE) at Johns Hopkins University.
New US Edition Grade K–8 Teacher Resources
- More opportunities in each unit for students to solve non-routine, multi-step, real-world application problems
- More opportunities in each unit for students to address the full meaning of each Common Core State Standard for Mathematical Practice, and more support for teachers in guiding and assessing students doing so, including more complete and more varied sample solutions, opportunities to compare approaches, sample sentence stems for students to use that encourage rich discussion, and questions and prompts that redirect students’ thinking
- A comprehensive table of contents for quick navigation to all lesson plans and supporting materials for each unit such as blackline masters, Assessment & Practice Book answer keys, and assessment tools
- For Kindergarten, assessment checklists for each unit with “look-fors” for formative assessment and suggested activities for summative assessment
- For Grades 1–3, improved, two-column formatting of lesson plans
JUMP Math at the Manhattan Charter School
The Manhattan Charter School saw the biggest improvement in state math scores in New York City in 2014, the year it adopted JUMP Math for its fourth grade students. Journalist David Bornstein, who wrote a two-part series on JUMP Math for The New York Times, led an engaging panel discussion about what makes our “guided discovery” approach different, how teachers at the school feel it works, and why it matters for their low-income students.
- Jason Zimba, Founding Partner, Student Achievement Partners and a lead author of the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics
- Harriet Fayne, Dean, School of Education, Lehman College - CUNY
- Melanie Greene, Teacher, Manhattan Charter School
- John Mighton, Founder, JUMP Math
New York City-based journalists, donors, and supporters joined us for the panel and two demo lessons including Andrea Johnson, Head of US Financial Education at TD Bank, which is a longtime supporter of JUMP Math in both Canada and the U.S.