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ST Math!

ST Math is an online instructional program that uses fun and engaging puzzles to teach math.

 

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What makes ST Math special?

Games begin with powerful visual models so students can focus on the math concept.

The design of games is simple and engaging. Students are excited to help JiJi on their journey!

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Students embark on a math journey with JiJi the penguin.

Students help JiJi get across the screen by removing obstacles from the path.

 

ST Math games are designed to take students through the Learning Cycle.

How students learn in ST Math

Notice

Connect

Predict

Analyze

Students notice what's on the screen.

They predict how to solve the puzzle.

They analyze the animation.

And connect it to what they already know.

Let's see what it looks like in an ST Math game!

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Choose a grade level to play

Learning Cycle

Predict

What do you think the game is asking you to do?

Notice:

What do you notice on the screen?

Analyze

What did the animation show you?

Connect

How will you solve the next puzzle?

Early Learning  - Play a game

It’s okay if you aren’t sure what to do- 

try something to see what happens. The animation will help you figure it out!

Not sure what to do?

Try moving your mouse around on the screen and clicking.

Click question button again to close.

Topic: Counting, Cardinality

Students are introduced to counting and numbers by choosing the number of circles blocking JiJi from crossing the path. Puzzles begin with all visual questions that require students to use 1:1 correspondence to match the quantity given.

As students move through the game, students have to represent numerals with the quantity of circles.

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Game: Match Count

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Learning Cycle

Predict

What do you think the game is asking you to do?

Notice:

What do you notice on the screen?

Analyze

What did the animation show you?

Connect

How will you solve the next puzzle?

It’s okay if you aren’t sure what to do- 

try something to see what happens. The animation will help you figure it out!

Not sure what to do?

Try moving your mouse around on the screen and clicking.

Click question button again to close.

Grades K-1  - Play a game

Topic: Addition & Subtraction

In this game, students are introduced to the concept of addition from 1 to 10 by selecting the number of blocks needed to get JiJi to the height of the platform. By visually introducing addition as stacking blocks and subtraction as holes in the ground, students see how addition and subtraction are the inverse of each other.

As the puzzles transition, students solve multi-step puzzles to determine the height JiJi will end at.

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Game: Push Box

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Learning Cycle

Predict

What do you think the game is asking you to do?

Notice:

What do you notice on the screen?

Analyze

What did the animation show you?

Connect

How will you solve the next puzzle?

It’s okay if you aren’t sure what to do- 

try something to see what happens. The animation will help you figure it out!

Not sure what to do?

Try moving your mouse around on the screen and clicking.

Click question button again to close.

Topic: Multiplication & Division

How many shoes are needed for all the animals feet?

Students develop their understanding of multiplication by selecting the number of shoes required by the group of animals.

In later levels, the game uses the same model to represent division and multi-step problem situations.

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Game: How many legs

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Grades 2-3  - Play a game

Learning Cycle

Predict

What do you think the game is asking you to do?

Notice:

What do you notice on the screen?

Analyze

What did the animation show you?

Connect

How will you solve the next puzzle?

It’s okay if you aren’t sure what to do- 

try something to see what happens. The animation will help you figure it out!

Not sure what to do?

Try moving your mouse around on the screen and clicking.

Click question button again to close.

Topic: Division

Drag blocks onto the creatures to divide a set of blocks into equal piles. Through this task, students model the task of "fair sharing" division.

Students will slowly transition to answering fair sharing questions up to 40 in a more symbolic representation, building their understanding of division.

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Game: Fair Sharing

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Grades 4-5  - Play a game

Learning Cycle

Predict

What do you think the game is asking you to do?

Notice:

What do you notice on the screen?

Analyze

What did the animation show you?

Connect

How will you solve the next puzzle?

It’s okay if you aren’t sure what to do- 

try something to see what happens. The animation will help you figure it out!

Not sure what to do?

Try moving your mouse around on the screen and clicking.

Click question button again to close.

Topic: Intro to linear equations

In this game, student solve 1-step and 2-step linear equations visually. To play the game students are given a set of inputs and operators, and select the proper outputs that will be applied.

As students progress, they will have to define the linear equation that fits a table of inputs and outputs. This topic develops students' pattern and algebraic thinking.

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Game: Linear Transform

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Middle School  - Play a game

How to help with ST Math

Is your child struggling on a puzzle?

Use the Learning Cycle to help them think through the puzzle.

Provide tools such as household objects or pencil & paper to help them problem solve.

Use the animation controls to slow down the feedback.

Students may not get it right the first time and that's okay. Encourage your child to keep trying and try some of these ideas: