JUMP Math is a K-8 resource in Canada, aligned with curriculum in some provinces and is also available in French. JUMP Math is an award-winning organization dedicated to helping people lead more fulfilled lives, offering evidence-based curricula and professional development to replace math anxiety with an understanding and a love of math in students and educators. Halifax Learning is pleased to deliver JUMP Math as our core math support program.
4 Guiding Principles
JUMP Math uses guided discovery, this is research based - unassisted learning does not benefit learners. Feedback, examples, scaffolding and elicited explanations do.
Review: Sometimes review will go back 3 grades - gives weaker students a chance to figure out what's going on and how to get there. Hierarchy is really visible in math - jump math strongly believes in breaking down this hierarchy. Using a review that every student can understand (no more than 5 min), followed by practice-assess, then moving onto the math lesson.
Scaffolding - breaking down into small steps.
Practice - Vital. Students use mini whiteboards, instead of notebooks. Students love this, write bigger, easy to see who is on track.
Differentiation - can give different questions throughout the class. Make notes in lesson plans to make an easier pattern for those who are below grade level. This is more so applicable to group lessons vs one on one classes.
Halifax Learning is committed to offering programs that model the same rigorous commitment to research and development as does the SpellRead program. This is why we've adopted the JUMP Math program to support our students' needs.
Click here to visit JUMP Math's website for more information on the research.
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