The Myth of Ability: Nurturing Mathematical Talent in Every Child

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Text Publishing Company, 2004 - Learning ability - 209 pages
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John Mighton describes the JUMP (Junior Undiscovered Maths Prodigies) programme. JUMP aims to turn maths failure into maths success. Six units from the teaching manual are included. These illustrate the teaching method used in practice. Contents: Part 1: How JUMP Started * A series of fortunate events * Myths about maths * Copying, counting and comparing * The failure of failure * Breaking the cycle of ignorance Part 2: The JUMP Method * Fractions * Multiplication and division * Coordinate systems * Ratios and percents * Logic and systematic search * Finite state automata.

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The first third of this book covers the author's inspiring stories of overcoming math difficulties, both in his own life and in the lives of underprivileged children who benefited from the nonprofit ... Read full review

The myth of ability: nurturing mathematical talent in every child

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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

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