The Myth of Ability: Nurturing Mathematical Talent in Every Child

Paperback | May 1, 2003

byJohn Mighton

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A student in a remedial class who couldn't count by twos is now in an academic program a year ahead of her grade level. An entire Grade 3 class, including so-called slow learners, scores over 90% on a Grade 6-7 math test. These are just two of mathematician John Mighton's many success stories since he started JUMP (Junior Undiscovered Math Prodigies), a not-for-profit organization providing free math tutoring for elementary-level students from low income homes.In The Myth of Ability John Mighton tells JUMP's fascinating story and explains its teaching method with lots of simple examples.

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A student in a remedial class who couldn't count by twos is now in an academic program a year ahead of her grade level. An entire Grade 3 class, including so-called slow learners, scores over 90% on a Grade 6-7 math test. These are just two of mathematician John Mighton's many success stories since he started JUMP (Junior Undiscovered ...

John Mighton is a mathematician, a playwright, and the founder of JUMP Math. He is the author of the JUMP at Home workbooks and the national bestsellers The Myth of Ability and The End of Ignorance. He has won the Governor General's Literary Award and the Siminovitch Prize for his plays. John Mighton lives in Toronto.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 7.94 × 6 × 0.62 inPublished:May 1, 2003Publisher:House Of Anansi Press IncLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0887846939

ISBN - 13:9780887846939

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