Staying Ahead of Changes
With the constantly evolving education landscape, educators across the country are preparing for a number of different teaching models in the 2021-2022 school year.
As the public health situation changes, or mandates are issued across different states or cities, those models may be modified throughout the school year.
Research on COVID-related school closures from March 2020 onward suggests that students could be a half-to full year behind academically when the new school year begins - a challenge dubbed "the COVID Slide" that is likely to be compounded by continued adjustments across school districts.
The variability of students' individual learning needs will also be much greater. Curriculum will need to be blended, flexible, and use tools that can be implemented by teachers and at home.
Fun, challenging, and engaging work that is easy to access
An Easy Button
Quality resources that are flexible and easy to implement
A Strategic Solution
Support for students and teachers, ease of implementation, and actionable reporting
Time management, student facilitation, ease of use, and where to get help
Distance learning presents its own set of challenges, but creating healthy habits for students is the key to proven results. Families are presented with an opportunity to really partner with educators to keep their kids on track and progressing, regardless of where the learning is taking place.
We looked at more than 200,000 students who had used ST Math in the classroom before COVID-19 and from home during unforeseen distance learning and found that:
One of the most powerful aspects of ST Math is how it goes beyond math learning. Through continued use students develop social-emotional skills like perseverance, confidence as a mathematician, and love of math.
Here at MIND, we hear constantly, from both students and educators alike, that ST Math changes how people feel about math. Now, there’s research to prove it: a recent randomized control trial found that students who play ST Math have higher mathematics self-beliefs than non-ST Math students.
This has become even more important during times of uncertainty and anxiety. As our data above shows, students played ST Math more when learning from home than they did while in the classroom.
Teachers change. Classroom locations change. One thing remains constant: JiJi. That penguin is always there for students.
As educators, we are focused on what’s best for students, and what keeps them learning - regardless of where.
ST Math is an effective distance learning solution because it’s: