John Mighton

Ashoka Fellow
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Fellow Since 2003

Citation

This profile was prepared when John Mighton was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2003.
Introduction
John Mighton invented a method of teaching mathematics that inspires measurable higher performance across the board, along with major improvements in students’ self-esteem and attitude towards learning. His organization, Junior Undiscovered Mathematical Prodigies (JUMP) spreads this method among public schools that serve low-income students in Canada and the United States. In doing so it changes the mental models of teachers and educational authorities, lifting hopes and expectations for what kids can accomplish.
The New Idea
The Problem
The Strategy
The Person

Updates

Featured in Who Cares? documentary (2013)

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