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The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has partnered with MIND Research Institute to provide educators and K-5 students with free access to ST Math for the next three years as part of the Texas Home Learning program.

ST Math is TEKS aligned and research based – and schools see proven, repeatable results. 

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Governor Abbott announces free access to ST Math for all Texans » Read the Press Release

What is ST Math?

ST Math is a PreK, K-5, and Middle School visual instructional program that leverages the brain's innate spatial-temporal reasoning ability to solve mathematical problems.

With ST Math, students build deep conceptual understanding, and schools see proven, repeatable results. 

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TEA/ST Math Trainings and Webinars

Reaching All Learners with a Visual Approach to Math Instruction
Twana Young, VP of Curriculum and Instruction

February 11 | 2pm CST
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MIZ Snack & Chat
ST Math Texas Team
February 17 | 1pm CST

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Math vs Memes: ST Math Takes on Internet Math Memes
Nigel Nisbet, VP of Content Creation
February 24 | 4pm CST

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PL100tx – Play Learn Teach Grow: Getting started with ST Math
is a free, instructor-led, live webinar offered weekly.
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"We use ST Math to help empower our students to reach their maximum potential in math. ST Math's unique approach allows students to build problem-solving skills and increase deeper conceptual understanding, all while helping their new friend JiJi."

Mary Lankford, Director
STEM Academy | Sinton ISD


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Tara Fulton, Principal
Polk Elementary | Brazosport, TX

 

 

ST Math Impact in Texas

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With more than 100,000 students and 350+ schools using ST Math in the Lone Star State, nearly 1.3 million students and 5,000+ schools in 48 states across the country are making more learning happen. ST Math has proven its impact nationwide on test scores and students’ attitudes toward mathematics.

 

 

 

 

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Texas Districts Using ST Math

 Check out the ST Math impact at schools and districts
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Districtwide Gains in Elementary STAAR Approaches/Meets/Masters
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STAAR Scores Soar

A recent analysis for Brazosport ISD revealed that their district wide elementary adoption of ST Math has led to significant gains in students scoring Approaches, Meets, and Masters on STAAR. This large-scale study, which included over 5,000 students using ST Math, compared district accountability scores from 2013 (pre-ST Math) to 2019.

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Seeing was Believing for this Diverse District

 

Brazosport ISD, Texas

This district found on the Gulf Coast of Texas wasn't necessarily looking for a new math program but the tide turned when they visited a nearby campus where they saw students doing math with a little penguin named JiJi.

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Math Curriculum Meets the Diverse Needs of All Students

Killeen ISD, Texas

This diverse district with 47% of its population connected to the military looked to strengthen and support their math curriculum to meet the needs of all students, regardless of language level or confidence in math.

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TEKS Correlation

ST Math aligns with TEKS to ensure Texas students develop deep, conceptual understanding of math concepts to equip them for the challenges of the 21st century. Below is a small sample of ST Math puzzles that were designed to meet the rigorous demands of the Texas math standards.

 

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Understanding Addition and Subtraction within 10

Kindergarten

Model the action of joining to represent addition and the action of separating to represent subtraction.

Standard: Number and Operations K.3A
Game: Push Box

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Foundations of Place Value

Grade 1

Use concrete and pictorial models to compose and decompose numbers up to 120 in more than one way as so many hundreds, so many tens, and so many ones.

Standard: Number and Operations 1.2B
Game: Alien Capture with Numerals

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Place Value Concepts

Grade 2

Use concrete and pictorial models to compose and decompose numbers up to 1200 in more than one way as a sum of so many thousands, hundreds, tens, and ones.

Standard: Number and Operations 2.2A
Game: Pulling Petals

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Intervals of Time

Grade 3

Determine the solutions to problems involving addition and subtraction of time intervals in minutes using pictorial models or tools such as a 15-minute event plus a 30-minute event equals 45 minutes.

Standard: Geometry and Measurement 3.7.C
Game: Time Unroll with Clocks

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Adding & Subtracting Fractions

Grade 4

Represent and solve addition and subtraction of fractions with equal denominators using objects and pictorial models that build to the number line and properties of operations.

Standard: Number and Operations 4.3.E
Game: JiJI Cycle Select Basket

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Using Parentheses

Grade 5

Describe the meaning of parentheses and brackets in a numeric expression.

Standard: Algebraic Reasoning 5.4.E
Game: Which Parentheses?

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Exponents

Grade 6 (avail. for purchase)

Generate equivalent numerical expressions using order of operations, including whole number exponents and prime factorization. NOTE: ST Math grade 6 content is not included in Texas Home Learning but is available for purchase.

Standard: Expressions, equations, and relationships 6.7A
Game: Exponential Notation

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Polygon Angle Sums

Grade 7 (avail. for purchase)

Write and solve equations using geometry concepts, including the sum of the angles in a triangle, and angle relationships. NOTE: ST Math grade 7 content is not included in Texas Home Learning but is available for purchase.

Standard: Expressions, equations, and relationships 7.11C
Game: Missing Angle LI

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Graphing Linear Functions

Grade 8 (avail. for purchase)

Write an equation in the form y=mx+b to model a linear relationship between two quantiles using verbal, numerical, tabular, and graphical representations. NOTE: ST Math grade 8 content is not included in Texas Home Learning but is available for purchase.

Standard: Proportionality 8.5I
Game: Linear Balloons

 

Download the TEKS Correlation for a full view into how ST Math learning objectives target key grade-level concepts and skills.

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Pre-K Math Focused on Problem Solving

ST Math Pre-Kindergarten is a comprehensive blended learning curriculum that includes the five mathematics domains identified in the Texas Prekindergarten Guidelines by TEA: counting skills, adding to/taking away skills, geometry and spatial sense skills, measurement skills and classification and patterns skills. The program combines:

  • ST Math Interactive Software
  • Teacher Manual with Weekly Plans
  • Storybook and Chant Posters
  • Manipulatives and Work Mats

Learn more about ST Math: Early Learning.

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FAQ

  • What is ST Math?

    ST Math is a PreK, K-5, and Middle School visual instructional program that leverages the brain's innate spatial-temporal reasoning ability to solve math problems. With ST Math, students build deep conceptual understanding, and schools see proven, repeatable results.  

    ST Math K-5 is included in Texas Home Learning; other grade level programs are available for purchase. 

    Whether distance learning, in the classroom, using a hybrid model, or at home, ST Math has been proven effective at keeping meaningful math learning happening for students. By design, its mastery-driven approach develops deep conceptual understanding at the student’s own pace, making ST Math just as powerful a learning tool outside the classroom as it is inside of it.

    ST Math’s nationwide effectiveness study meets What Works Clearinghouse QE and ESSA Tier 2 design requirements, and has won numerous awards, including two CODiE Awards in 2019 for Best Mathematics Instructional Solution for Grades PreK-8 and Best Overall Education Technology Solution. ST Math was also in the first cohort of programs to be recognized by Digital Promise for their research-based design and learner variability product certifications.

  • How do I sign up for ST Math as a part of Texas Home Learning?

    In response to COVID-related student learning needs, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) is funding ST Math for all K-5 students in Texas through December 2023. All Texans are eligible to participate. 

     

    Sign-Up Process for Schools and Districts:

    All public districts, private, and charter schools are eligible, including existing ST Math customers. Sign up using the form at the bottom of this page and you could be up and running in 2-3 weeks. 

    This partnership offered by TEA covers all software licensing costs for K-5 students and standard implementation. Additional grade levels, training, and professional services are available for purchase from ST Math. This partnership does not cover content access for PK, middle school (6th-8th grade), or in-person professional learning for specific schools/districts.

     

    Sign-Up Process for Families and Individuals:

    Families and individuals can sign up for access to ST Math as part of the Texas Home Learning program. 

    You will be asked to provide your district and school information. If that school is already signed up for ST Math access, you will receive access instructions. 

    If you are a homeschooling family, or your district/school is not already signed up for ST Math access, you will be provided access to the ST Math Homeschool program. 

  • Can existing ST Math customers leverage the TEA partnership with ST Math?

    In response to COVID-related student learning needs, ST Math K-5 is available through Texas Home Learning through December of 2023.

    Schools and districts who currently have access to ST Math will receive free access to ST Math from the TEA and ST Math partnership. After registering for TEA access to ST Math, your current contract will automatically be paused during TEA-provided access. You will be contacted by your Education Partnerships Manager with more information.

  • I don’t want to overwhelm my teachers mid-year. Why should I sign up now?

    The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted student learning for the past 9+ months. ST Math has a strong track record of building deep math understanding whether students are in school or learning from home.

    While we do not suggest mandating ST Math for your teachers, we highly recommend making it available as an option for those teachers that would welcome an exciting, new instructional resource for students.

    Coordinating rostering at the district/school level ensures that administrators can monitor usage and progress across campuses while still allowing teachers to make instructional decisions.

  • What kind of training is available for districts new to ST Math?

    The professional learning available with the state purchase includes regional live webinars and asynchronous (self-guided) training modules. District/school-specific webinars, coaching, and other professional services are available for an additional cost.

  • How does ST Math support bilingual programs, English learners (ELs), learning difficulties, and others?

    All students – regardless of language proficiency level, reading capability, or existing math knowledge – have the ability to think deeply about math concepts. But when math is presented only as words and numbers on a page, ELs and students with special needs can get left behind.

    ST Math is a supplemental game-based instructional program that guides students of all abilities in visualizing math concepts. While there are some built-in assessments (available in English and Spanish), the vast majority of the ST Math content has no language.

    Generally, when words appear in the ST Math games, they are being presented as a label to the conceptual puzzle with which the student is engaged. The student will be able to work through the puzzle using visual reasoning. Therefore, if a label (i.e., “Quart” or “Gallon” or “More”) appears in English, it helps to begin building a connection between the concept and the language.

  • Why aren’t there any written or audio instructions?

    With visual learning, students are better equipped to tackle unfamiliar math problems, recognize patterns, and build conceptual understanding. Read more about our approach on our blog. 

     

  • More questions?

    You may have more questions about ST Math, including how it works for English learners, what kind of information is in the reports, and more. We've prepared a more detailed FAQ one-pager, which you can review and share with your district, school, and teachers.  

     

    See our FAQ One Pager

Meet the Team

We are a team of former educators with nearly 140 years of shared public school service. Now, we are dedicated to ensuring that all Texas students are mathematically equipped to solve the world’s most challenging problems with ST Math!

 

Regional Vice President

Damon Neiser serves as the Regional Vice President of Partnerships for Texas at MIND Research Institute. While Damon joined MIND this ...

M.Ed., Program Manager, Texas

Sandra Consilio serves as Program Manager, Texas, at MIND Research Institute. Prior to joining MIND, she served Brazosport ISD as the ...

M.Ed., District Success Manager

Christina Pipkin (also known as Pip), currently holds the role of Education Success Manager servicing districts across the state of ...

M.Ed., Educ. Partnerships Mgr.

An additional Education Partnerships Manager serving schools and schools districts participating in the state of Texas Math Innovation ...

Education Partnerships Manager

Garrett Girouard, Education Partnerships Manager, has been part of the MIND Research Institute team for over nine years. In his role, he ...

Phillips 66 Program Manager

Cory Carroll is the Program Manager for Phillips 66 for MIND Research Institute. Cory has worked with MIND since 2017 supporting schools ...

M.Ed., Educ. Partnerships Mgr.

Lisa McCorquodale-Robalin is in her first year at MIND Research Institute, Education Partnerships Manager in Texas. Prior to joining ...

Ed.D., Prof. Learning Specialist

Dr. Billie McConnell serves as a Professional Learning Specialist at the MIND Research Institute. His role is to help teachers and ...

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JiJi is a 3-foot-tall penguin on a journey through the world of ST Math. Students help JiJi overcome obstacles by solving math ...

M.Ed., Partnerships Success

Lance Matus serves as Inside Partnerships Manager for Texas at MIND Research Institute who supports the ST Math Texas Education ...

M.Ed., Partnerships Success

Mary Jane Smith serves as Inside Partnerships Manager for Texas at MIND Research Institute. While MJ joined MIND on July 1st of last ...

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ST Math is different. 

ST Math's unique, patented approach provides students with equitable access to learning through challenging puzzles, non-routine problem solving, and informative feedback.

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Funding Sources for ST Math

Interested in bringing ST Math to your students?
There are several funding options including the Texas Math Innovation Zones* grant.

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Proven Success in Math Achievement

Over 1 million students and 44,000 teachers in 45 states across the country
are currently using ST Math, which has proven its impact on test scores
and students’ attitudes toward mathematics.

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Upcoming Texas Events



May 16-18
2018
South Padre Island Convention Centre
South Padre Island, TX

Exhibitor: Garrett Girouard


June 11-13
2018
Omni Mandalay Hotel at Las Colinas
Irving, TX

Presence: J. Ivan Alfaro, Wendy Coffman & Garrett Girouard


June 13-15
2018
Participation: Wendy Coffman

July 16-18
2018
George R. Brown Convention Center
Houston, TX
Speaker: Nigel Nisbet & Brandon Smith
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Results at Scale
Schools using ST Math increased in statewide standardized test percentile rankings by over 10 points, while similar schools that didn’t use ST Math remained the same. Learn more about the impact ST Math has on student achievement.

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ST Math TEKS Alignment

ST Math® aligns with the TEKS to ensure Texas students develop deep, conceptual understanding of math concepts to equip them for the challenges of the 21st century. Below is a small sample of ST Math puzzles that were designed to meet the rigorous demands of the Texas math standards.   

 

Grade K
Numbers & Operations: K.3.A
Grade 2
Numbers & Operations: 2.6.B
Grade 4
Numbers & Operations: 4.3.E
Grade 7
Expressions & Equations: 7.10.B

 

Download the Texas Scope & Sequences for a full view into how ST Math learning objectives target key grade-level concepts and skills.

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Grade K
Numbers & Operations: K.3.A
Grade 2
Numbers & Operations: 2.6.B
Grade 4
Numbers & Operations: 4.3.E
Grade 7
Expressions & Equations: 7.10.B

 

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