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ST Math


ST Math 
 
(Q) WHAT IS ST MATH?

(A)  The ST Math® product family consists of engaging courseware which employs the learners’ spatial temporal reasoning abilities to explain, understand, and solve multi-step math problems. The language barrier to learning math is eliminated, and the program has proven uniquely engaging and effective with students at every level of math and language proficiency.  Source: 
http://www.mindresearch.net/cont/programs/prog_stk5_desc.php


(Q) WHO DEVELOPED ST MATH?

(A) Mind Research Institute - The MIND Research Institute enables elementary and secondary students to reach their full academic and career potential through developing and deploying math instructional software and systems. A non-profit organization, MIND also conducts basic neuroscientific, mathematics, and education research to improve math education and advance scientific understanding.  Source: 
http://www.mindresearch.net/cont/about/landing_about.php


(Q) WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF THIS MIND DEVELOPED PROGRAM?

(A) The benefits include: 
  • 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
Source: http://www.mindresearch.net/cont/about/landing_about.php


(Q) CAN I SEE A DEMO OF THE SOFTWARE?

(A)  Yes, go to:
http://www.mindresearch.net/media/edu/demoFolder/demo/games/index.html


(Q) Who IS JiJi?

(A) JiJi is the penguin mascot guiding students through the program


(Q) WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO USE ST MATH?

(A) ST Math was implemented during the 2010-2011 school year and is built into the mathematics core curriculum for every student in Grades K - 5th.