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Jump Math

On Friday May 3rd, 2013, I attended a Professional Development workshop on a program called Jump Math.  This program was created by Dr. John Mighton.  He is a mathematician who struggled with math himself as a child. Here is a brief description of the program from their website:

About JUMP Math

JUMP Math is a charitable organization working to create a numerate society.

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.

If you are interested in helping your child gain more success in Math, you are welcome to access the FREE materials on their website.  The organization has created a WORKBOOK for home that you can purchase from Amazon.  The title is featured in the photo at the top of this page.

The beauty of this program is in the way the educators have broken each math concept into small steps .  Part of their goal is to boost CONFIDENCE in math.  They have written the above book in a way that easily allows parents to guide their children in building both confidence and skill in their mathematical abilities.

Check it out!