The Myth of Ability: Nurturing Mathematical Talent in Every Child
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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The myth of ability: nurturing mathematical talent in every childUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Mighton believes that anyone can learn mathematics if taught well. In 1998, while earning a Ph.D. in mathematics as a second career path, the award-winning playwright established an educational ... Read full review
Review: The Myth of Ability: Nurturing Mathematical Talent in Every ChildUser Review - Renjie - Goodreads
Very inspiring anecdotal evidence of what effective scaffolding can do with even the weakest students. Mighton's next book, which I'm currently reading, has more data and analysis of JUMP relative to cognitive research. Read full review