JUMP: Journal for Understanding Mathematical Principles is a series of student math journals designed specifically to address the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. The teacher-authors have analyzed and interpreted each Common Core State Standard for Mathematics to provide journal prompts that reflect what students need to know and be able to do at each grade level. Each edition also includes prompts for content vocabulary terms that are essential to understanding mathematical concepts at each grade level.
JUMP deepens students' understanding of mathematical concepts while reinforcing critical processes and proficiencies outlined in the CCSS Standards for Mathematical Practice. JUMP asks students to make sense of problems and persevere in solving them, reason abstractly and quantitatively, construct arguments and critique their work and the work of others, model with mathematics, and use mathematical tools.
JUMP can be used in a variety of settings including whole group instruction, small group instruction, peer learning teams, partners, or individual learning. JUMP can be used for a variety of purposes including pre-assessment, formative assessment, summative assessment, guided practice, independent practice, homework, enrichment, intervention, evidence for parent/teacher conferences, or evidence for portfolios. JUMP can be used by a variety of educators including general education teachers, special education teachers, teachers of English language learners, math resource teachers, summer school teachers, intervention teachers, or tutors. And, again, JUMP will complement ANY textbook or curriculum.