ST Math Launches Summer School Program for Learning Recovery

IRVINE, Calif., February 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — MIND Research Institute has launched ST Math Immersiona summer school program as part of the award-winning program Mathematics ST family. This five-week program immerses K-5 students in rich math experiences that cover concepts critical to successful learning at the grade level. ST Math Immersion leverages ST Math games already used by more than 1.8 million students nationwide and connects with classroom instruction, problem solving, and application activities.

ST Math Immersion offers a powerful solution for learning recovery addressing common areas where students struggle and providing opportunities to develop content knowledge, reasoning skills, and a growth mindset. Grades K-2 focus on operations and algebraic thinking, and grades 3-5 on fractions.

“We piloted ST Math Immersion for all of our elementary grades last summer, and it was the best path we could have taken,” said jerry gargusEd.D., Director, Educational Services at Fountain Valley School district. “At first, I was hesitant to select an edtech solution for in-person summer school because these kids were so ‘tech-savvy’ in the 2021 school year. But the program is designed so carefully – there has so many hands-on teaching opportunities, and we’ve seen double-digit growth from pre-assessment to post-assessment.”

For students, ST Math Immersion provides a quality learning experience where they:

  • Access rigorous mathematics
  • Develop a deep conceptual understanding
  • Build confidence and growth mindset

For teachers, there is an integrated professional development program that will help them:

  • Deepen content knowledge
  • Develop instructional strategies to use throughout the year
  • Evolve as a blended learning facilitator and instructor

For communities, ST Math Immersion helps build a better relationship with mathematics:

  • Learning Showcase invites families, students and the community to celebrate math
  • Students communicate their learning and thinking process

“Our Curriculum and Instruction team has carefully created this extension of our ST Math program,” said Brett Woudenberg, CEO of MIND. “When we piloted ST Math Immersion last summer, recovery of learning was a priority. While this remains the goal, we have found that students not only catch up, but accelerate their learning and growth in math because of the time spent on the program.”

ST Math Immersion teaching resources include pre- and post-assessments, rotation stations through the visual patterns and manipulations of ST Math, number sense games, small group instruction, a project using principles engineering design and whole group lessons.

The program costs $6,000 per site and includes professional learning. To learn more, visit https://www.stmath.com/immersion.

About the MIND Research Institute
MIND Research Institute is a social impact organization in neuroscience and education that ensures that all students are mathematically equipped to solve the world’s toughest problems. MIND is the creator of ST Math®, a PreK-8 visual education program that harnesses the brain’s innate spatial-temporal reasoning ability to solve mathematical problems. ST Math’s unique, patented approach provides students with equal access to learning through challenging puzzles, non-routine problem solving, and informative feedback. To visit mindresearch.org.

SOURCE MIND Research Institute