Ignite love for math in Bulgarian students

by Institute for Progressive Education Association
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Ignite love for math in Bulgarian students
Ignite love for math in Bulgarian students
Ignite love for math in Bulgarian students
Ignite love for math in Bulgarian students
Ignite love for math in Bulgarian students
Ignite love for math in Bulgarian students
Ignite love for math in Bulgarian students
Ignite love for math in Bulgarian students
Ignite love for math in Bulgarian students
Ignite love for math in Bulgarian students
Ignite love for math in Bulgarian students
Ignite love for math in Bulgarian students
Ignite love for math in Bulgarian students
Ignite love for math in Bulgarian students
Ignite love for math in Bulgarian students
Ignite love for math in Bulgarian students
Ignite love for math in Bulgarian students
Ignite love for math in Bulgarian students
Ignite love for math in Bulgarian students
Ignite love for math in Bulgarian students
Ignite love for math in Bulgarian students
JUMP Math teachers' group reflection,Pre-K group
JUMP Math teachers' group reflection,Pre-K group

We've been constantly trying to reach more teachers and help more students understand and communicate with the world using the language of math. It’s already December and still we are receiving trained teachers who decide to improve their pedagogical math practice. We know it is never too late to invest in one’s professional development, it is never too late to help students fulfill their math talent. We have more than 2000 students taught with JUMP Math materials and around 10% are children from vulnerable groups supported by your kind donations. We started your methodological support interventions, visited JUMP classrooms, carried out webinars. We found inspiration in JUMP Math’s founder John Mighton and his last book All Things Being Equal: Why Math Is the Key to a Better World. In the midst of the world crisis, his message has never been more relevant: math will help create more equal and inclusive society, math will lead us to a better understanding and better decision making. Don’t miss to read his book.

We feel so privileged to have the opportunity to spread John Mighton’s legacy and powerful messages to Bulgarian teachers.

We wish you all, dear supporters in our big JUMP Math family, peaceful and pleasant Christmas holidays.

Thank you for the support all these years! Let us have a better 2022!

We have the key – math with JUMP Math!

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The 1st  graders of Mrs Gencheva
The 1st graders of Mrs Gencheva

The second term is behind the corner and students in the primary years are back in the classrooms after a month of lock-down and online learning! Thanks to our partners from JUMP Math Canada we managed to share on regular basis translations of digital lesson slides so can teacher go on with the best math-teaching in a digital environment.

Now students are happy to be together again being able to share   joy of learning math. This is what the teacher Mrs. Elena Gencheva tells us about her class:

 

-          Kids, it is break time. You can go outside and rest!

-          No mam, we are OK here. We want to stay in and go on doing problems with JUMP Math!

What a lovely moment and what an inspiration to learn math with love and inner motivation!

 

Our campain for the next school year is on. Please support the student in their journey of love for math:

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The 4th graders of Mrs Hinova
The 4th graders of Mrs Hinova

It's been two weeks since the school year started here in Bulgaria. With all the uncertainties going on in our country and worldwide it hasn’t been easy for teachers and parents. We know that now more than before schools will need our help in order to provide access to the best education to students from unprivileged backgrounds. This will be the focus of our work for this school year – to support our educational community as much as we can. Another reason motivates us even more to go on with our work – our 10th anniversary since JUMP Math was introduced for the first time in Bulgarian schools. To be more accurate, JUMP Math started in two classrooms for about 40 students and since then we have reached more than 1500 teachers and 15 000 students from all over the country. JUMP Math is an opportunity to learn, to think, to understand the world and communicate with it using the language of mathematics. JUMP Math gives the love for math and this year we managed to provide this best educational tool to 250 of our students.

On the pictures we introduce to you the students from the classroom of Mrs Petya Hinova in Pravets, a small town 70 km away from the capital. She’s been a JUMP Math teacher since the beginning and she never gave up because she’s always firmly believed JUMP Math gives her students a chance to thrive at school and love learning math. Her students are in the 4th grade and they have started their primary education with JUMP Math from the 1st grade. They are in class and they learn math with joy and enthusiasm. They love it when Mrs Hinova invites them to take out the JUMP Math materials. The 4th graders of Mrs Hinova among with 230 scholars more from the “Ignite love for math for 250 students” and other 1500 students in Bulgaria will learn and love math with JUMP Math this year. We are so grateful to be able to witness their progress! We are grateful for all the support! We will follow up on their successes during the school year and the end of the primary years of education! And we are very sure they will have many to be proud of!

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Dear supporters,

We are excited to launch JUMP Math Bulgaria’s first campaign on GlobalGiving – a campaign to raise funds to support 250 disadvantaged primary school children and their teachers to find joy, fulfilment and confidence in and through the study and teaching of mathematics with the innovative system of JUMP Math.

JUMP Math is designed to help children succeed at, and enjoy, learning math. More than 20 years ago, Canadian author, playwright and mathematician John Mighton developed JUMP Math to address the issues of low expectations for students and math anxiety in teachers. Ever since, JUMP Math has been changing the education climate internationally. JUMP Math is based on the belief that anyone can learn math and anyone can teach it.

During the 10 years of JUMP Math’s implementation in Bulgaria, reaching over 15 000 students and 1 500 teachers throughout the country, we have been witnessing how, oncebecoming successful in the most challenging subject at school, students gain self-confidence and improve their overall performance. A truly inspiring observation, especially in classes of disadvantaged pupils!

Over the years, through project-based funding and donations, we have been able to provide some disadvantaged children and their teachers with free resources and teacher training. In the second term of 2019-2020 academic year, thanks to a successful local campaign, we managed to support two such classes – one in the town of Karlovo, and one in the village of Graf Ignatievo.

http://www.progresivno.org/daritelska-kampania-za-dva-klasa-uchenitsi-po-jump-math/

Led by the belief that “success in math is the strongest predictor of success at school and that the abilities and perspectives students develop in math can be applied in all areas of life”[1], we are now aiming to extend our support (free resources, teacher training, and methodological assistance) and reach 250 disadvantaged students and their teachers in the 2020 – 2021 academic year.

We are all aware that the flourishing of society depends on the self-confidence and attitudes of its members. With JUMP Math we have in our hands a scientifically proven instrument to achieve this. We trust the power of mathematics to create active minds that can be beneficial to the progress of society.

Help us educate more healthy, happy, secure, and productive young people in Bulgaria.

Support our campaign!

 

[1] The right formula: Why math is the key to a more equitable society, J. Mighton, Special to The Globe and Mail, 19 January 2020

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Institute for Progressive Education Association

Location: Sofia - Bulgaria
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Olga Ninova- Trayanova
Sofia, Bulgaria

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