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ERIC Number: EJ797771
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1253
Using Math as a Springboard to Success
Mighton, John
Education Canada, v48 n3 p32-35 Sum 2008
Ten years ago, the author started a tutoring club called JUMP (Junior Undiscovered Math Prodigy) in his apartment. He initially worked with a set of the most challenged students in a local school, including a number in special education who were performing far below grade level. The success of his program led him to realize that not only can all children can learn, but also that mathematics can be a powerful tool for social justice. In this article, the author shares the evidence gathered by the JUMP program that demonstrated that mathematical abilities can be nurtured in all students, including those who have learning disabilities or who have traditionally struggled at school. He also shares several principles of the JUMP program that may assist teachers who wish to teach math to all students. (Contains 6 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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