ST Math teaches foundational concepts visually by connecting ideas to symbols and later, language. This approach allows students to build conceptual understanding without encountering language barrier.
Help students in Massachusetts build powerful problem-solving skills through ST Math®.
ST Math Impact in Massachusetts
ST Math is a visual instructional program that leverages the brain’s inate spatial-temporal reasoning approach to solve mathematical problems. DESE funding allowed 195,000 students to experience ST Math and gains were made.
In a comparison of MCAS results from their baseline school year (before using ST Math) to 2021/22, ST Math schools outgrew their counterparts in statewide math performance rank by 10.68 percentile points.
Don’t lose the math progress your students have made. Sign on for the next generation of math learning! Grants are available through our social impact partner, the One8 Foundation, and our sales team is available to discuss how ST Math can keep making a positive impact on your students, school, and community.
There is a science to learning. Just as learning to read has shifted to a phonics-first approach and learning science has shifted to hands-on experiments, there is opportunity to drive learning mathematics with science. Applying neuroscience research about how our brains learn, combined with innovations in technology and pedagogy, is highly effective.
With ST Math, students are engaged in understanding math concepts through productive struggle and visual problem solving. They are intrinsically motivated to continue learning for the sake of learning and persevere to help JiJi the ST Math penguin cross the screen in each puzzle.
ST Math is making a positive impact as we work to accelerate learning, address equity, and approach accessibility for all subgroups of students.
Nearly 1.8 million students, 100,000+ teachers, and 8,700+ schools in all 50 states across the country are currently using ST Math, which has proven its impact on test scores and students’ attitudes toward mathematics.
APPLY FOR AN ST MATH GRANT
With funding support from the One8 Foundation, the ST Math Massachusetts Program is offering competitive grants for K-6 schools. Select schools are chosen through a two-part application process to receive the following for the three year grant term:
The grant application window is now open. Please find the full application and apply here.
Part 1 of the grant application will be due February 17, 2023. Invitations to proceed with 2nd part of application process will be sent out on March 1st, 2023. The final ST Math Grant info session will be held on January 19th. Please register for the event here.
Questions about the ST Math Massachusetts Program or grant application?
ST Math Testimonial | Phineas Bates Elementary
Kris Hughes of Phineas Bates Elementary School in Boston, Massachusetts, describes her experience with using ST Math.
ST Math Testimonial | Washington Elementary
Kerien Driscoll of Washington Elementary in Lowell, Massachusetts, describes her experience with using ST Math.
ST Math Testimonial | Elmwood Street School
Chris Mainhart of Elmwood Street School in Millbury, Massachusetts, describes his experience with using ST Math.
Events for Schools in the MA Grant Program
(In Partnership with the Mass STEM Hub)
ST Math Program Champion Events
Open to current ST Math MA Program Champions only! This is an opportunity to learn from other ST Math champions as they share their best tips and tricks and how to collaborate across schools and districts statewide.
If not specified, these events are held virtually.
Tues, Jan 10th @3:30PM | Register
IN PERSON DAY: Wed, Feb 15th | Register
Tues, Mar 28th @3:30PM | Registration opening soon
Wed, Apr 26th @3:30PM | Registration opening soon
Tues, May 16th @3:30PM | Registration opening soon
Not sure if your school is part of the MA Grant Program (in partnership with the Mass STEM Hub)? Check this list!
|Districts in the ST Math Massachusetts Program|
Check out the ST Math impact at schools and districts across the country.
Faculty and students at Union Hill School in Worcester, MA talk about the impact ST Math has had in creating a culture of perseverance and problem solving.