Biography: Dr. John Mighton is a playwright turned mathematician and author who founded JUMP Math as a Canadian charity in 2001. His work in fostering numeracy and in building children's self-confidence through success in math has been widely recognized. He has been named a Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur of the Year, an Ernst & Young Social Entrepreneur of the Year for Canada, an Ashoka Fellow, and an Officer of the Order of Canada. John is also the recipient of the 10th Annual Egerton Ryerson Award for Dedication to Public Education. John developed JUMP Math to address both the tragedy of low expectations for students and that of math anxiety in teachers. What makes JUMP Math unique is the premise that anyone can learn math and anyone can teach it.