JUMP in Scientific American & Notices of the AMS

Scientific American Mind: New Techniques Make Math Fun for All

By John Mighton

Published in Scientific American Mind, September 2013 issue.

With the right lesson plan, teachers can turn struggling students into budding mathematicians. The secret is carefully guiding their adventure in numbers. Studies show that JUMP Math, a guided-discovery program the author developed, lifts students to much higher levels in math than most standard methods while shrinking the gap between weaker and stronger students.

The confidence that students gain by succeeding in math can bring broader benefits.

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The Making of a Mathematical Mind: 1 Step at a Time, by Ingrid Wickelgren

How to Teach Long Division through Guided Discovery, by John Mighton


Notices of the American Mathematical Society (AMS): JUMP Math: Multiplying Potential

By John Mighton

Published in the Notices  of the AmMS, February 2014 issue.

Results of teachers using the JUMP Math program suggest that students have far more potential in math than they exhibit at school. To bring about significant change in education, we must insist that every child has a right to fulfill their intellectual potential, just as they have a right to develop healthy bodies.

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