Junior Undiscovered Mathematical Prodigies
We have 20 pages left of JUMP at Home Math 5 and I wanted to share our experience with you. Both of our boys used Miquon for the first three years of math. For our youngest son, 4th grade was a combination of several math programs. Everything we tried just didn’t seem to click. And then I heard about JUMP Math. Junior Undiscovered Mathematical Prodigies gave me hope. If we spent a year on their program – we could back track and find the missing steps that Jon didn’t understand. I have not been disappointed.
What is included:
- Simple page design, instructions for tutor and child clearly given, no teacher’s manual required. Free Teacher support at http://jumpmath1.org.
- Math Mastery instead of Spiral, requiring a child to fully grasp a concept before moving to the next math function.
- Sample Pages
- Each mathematical problem is given in a series of steps. One math function might be approached two or three different ways, allowing the student to identify with the story behind the problem and solve it quickly.
How we use it in our home/what we like about this curriculum:
- We set a time of 30 minutes per day, or 4 pages per day.
- We used manipulatives often to supplement the visual graphics of the page.
- As each step appeared to be mastered, we would move to the end page of a series and work the problems out.
JUMP Math at Home is available at Timberdoodle for grades 1 – 8 to purchase as a workbook for $14.50-18.00 for a complete year.
In summary: I am glad that we took this year go through Jump Math. I feel that we have gone through every elementary mathematical function. Since I have not seen the progression of other levels, I am not sure how each year would build on each other. We are not planning to purchase another year of JUMP but to rather move on confidently into a 6th grade level curriculum. If you have had a hard time forming a ‘big picture’ of math for your student, I would recommend JUMP products for a year.
Angie is a Nature, Science and Math lovin’ mom and can be found at the beach, the lake or at the kitchen table with her two boys aged 11 and 14. One son is a math wiz who can complete weeks of Algebra without question or error and one son who loves to solve puzzles but lacks a love for numbers.