The JUMP Math program is both a philosophy and a set of materials and methods. It is primarily intended for use by teachers in the classroom. JUMP Math offers a complete package of materials covering the curricula for grades 1 to 8. It can also be used as a support in after-school tutoring by schools or community organizations, or by parents at home.
Each grade level has two workbooks and a Teacher’s Guide. There are three essential aspects to the JUMP Math approach:
- concepts and skills are isolated
- material is introduced in steps
- preparation and practice are provided
The Teacher’s Guide contains:
- an introduction to the JUMP philosophy and teaching method
- mental math skills
- activities and extension exercises
- blackline masters
Materials constantly revised from 2000 onwards (eg Workbook 7 is 2006); workbook format (8” x 11”); Workbook 7:1 has 157 pages of worksheets; Workbook 7:2 has 158 pages…most of the other workbooks have a comparable number of pages.
POPFASD Note: We have not had experience using the materials – we are simply presenting information. If you have used these materials, please share your experiences with us!
Student review of materials — A student currently in Math 8 reviewed Workbook 8 for POPFASD. These are her comments:
Here is what I like about the textbook JumpMath.
- It has step by step instructions
- Work is done right in the book
- It has explanatory diagrams
- It gets you to work step by step
- The diagrams make working out problems easier
- The questions are easy to understand
- Each page covers a single topic, not several
- The pages are in sequence, instead of jumping all over
Jump Math in Action” is an article by Lavana Heel of the Vancouver School Board; published in “SEA Crosscurrents Magazine”, Fall 2007.
For more information and teacher training contact Liz Barrett, First Nations Outreach and Teacher Support for JUMP (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Hard copy: information available at www.jumpmath.org