MIND ST Math - Jiji
Hopkinson utilizes the MIND Institute's ST Math. All students have access to this computer program, which uses spatial and temporal reasoning to present and teach mathematical concepts using JiJi the Penguin.
The ST Math Program offers:
- Innovative visual approach teaches math concepts
- Comprehensive courseware aligns to state standards
- Increases state standardized test scores for students, classes, and schools
- Game metaphor engages students who have struggled with conventional approaches in math and learning
- Language-independent software lessons reduce the language barrier to learning math
- Instructional design reaches students at every level of academic proficiency
- Innovative games train students in multi-step problem-solving
- Self-paced instructional software makes teaching easier and more productive
What is K-5 ST Math?
ST Math®: K-5 grade-leveled instructional software is designed to help all students reach math proficiency through self-paced, language-independent, mastery-based objectives. It is closely aligned to state and Common Core standards and integrates with core instruction. The ST Math software games use interactive, graphically-rich animations that visually represent mathematical concepts to improve conceptual understanding and problem-solving skills. Through a 1:1 learning environment, the games gradually increase in difficulty and provide immediate feedback.
ST Math features embedded assessments, detailed reporting of student learning patterns and whiteboard integration. Teacher-guided instruction integrating ST Math software activities in the classroom rounds out MIND’s blended learning model. ST Math: K-5 now features touch capability. In addition to accessing the software on desktop or laptop computers, teachers and students can access ST Math on many mobile devices, enabling anywhere, anytime learning. With touch functionality, ST Math will further immerse students in a richly interactive, hands-on and gesture-based learning experience.
What is ST Math Fluency?
ST Math®: Fluency is designed to help students build fluency with addition and multiplication math facts, building speed and accuracy with understanding. The use of animated virtual manipulatives enables an intuitive process of learning that makes basic math fact recall effortless. This automaticity frees students’ working memory for problem-solving. MIND’s unique visual approach ensures that students memorize their basic addition and multiplication facts while gaining a solid conceptual understanding of the operations. ST Math Fluency incorporates continuous, built-in assessments to detect the need to accelerate a student through content in which they demonstrate fluency (while continuously monitoring that content to ensure fluency is retained) or to identify if a student needs additional practice in a particular area. If additional practice is needed, the software adapts to provide it.