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"Everyone has the ability to learn math." - By John Mighton , Creator of JUMP Math.

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. 


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4 Guiding Principles

  1. Motivation: if students are not motivated they will tune out. JUMP Math lessons are designed so that students can be successful from the beginning. Confidence and engagement are imperative to student success. 
  2. Scaffolding - Instructors break concepts into very small and manageable chunks. Each step is practiced and assessed until students master the skill. Then the instructor progresses to the next step.
  3. Continuous Assessment: JUMP Math lessons follow a practice > assess > practice method. This method is absolutely vital in a JUMP math lesson and allows the instructor with the opportunity to target misunderstandings.
  4. Cognitive Science: Each JUMP Math lesson was designed with working memory, anxiety, math phobia, etc. in mind. 


Essential Pieces of a JUMP Math Lesson

  1. Review: Hierarchy is really visible in math. JUMP Math strongly believes in breaking down this hierarchy. Each lessons begins with a review that every student can understand followed by the practice > assess > practice method then moving onto new material.
  2. Scaffolding - Each JUMP Math lesson is scaffolded, meaning each concepts is broken down into small steps.
  3. Practice - Practice is vital. Following the practice > assess > practice method, there is ample opportunity for students to repeat the concepts taught in each lesson.
  4. Differentiation - JUMP Math instructors give different questions throughout the class to master the same skills. 

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JUMP Math uses guided discovery, this is research-driven. Unassisted learning does not benefit learners. Feedback, examples, scaffolding and explicit explanations do!

Research for JUMP Math

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

Here are the highlights from that research:                                    

  • On average, math achievement of students grew at 2.4 times the rate of the WRAT-4 standardization sample
  • The percentage of students scoring in the ‘above average’ range on the WRAT-4 increased from 12% to 20%
  • Mean percentile rank on the WRAT-4 increased from 30th to 42nd from fall to spring.
Halifax Learning is proud to be locally grown, gold-standard and evidence-driven.