mathematical talent

Nurturing Mathematical Talent in Every Child
by John Mighton

John Mighton is the founder of JUMP (Junior Undiscovered Mathematical Prodigies), an expanding educational charity that has grown to provide free math tutoring to 12 inner-city Toronto schools. The Myth of Ability is the story of Mighton’s remarkable success with this endeavour, a story whose inspiration derives in large part from the profoundly democratizing principle on which it is based: that all children – not just those with innate aptitudes – are capable of achieving sophisticated levels of mathematical mastery through a combination of positive feedback and an approach that distills the subject into the most elementary concept.  Read more…