JOHN MIGHTON is a mathematician, author and the founder of JUMP Math, a charity dedicated to helping people fulfil their potential in math. His first two books, The Myth of Ability and The End of Ignorance, were national bestsellers. Mighton has been recognized as an Ashoka Fellow, awarded five honorary doctorates for his lifetime achievements and appointed as an Officer of the Order of Canada. He is also is an award-winning playwright: he's received the prestigious Siminovitch Prize in Theatre, two Governor General's Literary Awards for Drama, the Dora Award and the Chalmers Award. He lives in Toronto.
"Mighton makes a fascinating and persuasive case that everyone can learn math, that it doesn't take a miracle-worker to teach it, and that broader mathematical competence is essential to breaking down social inequality." --Daniel T. Willingham, Professor of Psychology at the University of Virginia and author of Why Don't Students Like School?
"John Mighton may well become the nation's math conscience. He not only knows that all children can master genuine mathematics but has repeatedly proved so with his brilliant, no-nonsense [math] program." --Andrew Nikiforuk, winner of the Governor General's Literary Award for Saboteurs "John Mighton writes with passion and a deep sense of commitment." --Winnipeg Free Press