MIND Research Institute has announced the unveiling several new programs for middle and high school students in its ST Math visual learning series.
The new programs build on ST Math’s successful pre-school through fifth grade curricula and expand the previously available middle and high school offerings, which were limited to intervention and fluency programs.
The ST Math programs now available to middle and high schools are:
ST Math: Middle School Supplement prepares students for success in Algebra 1 by remediating students on concepts from previous grade levels and by building students’ conceptual understanding of select on-grade level math concepts from 6th, 7th and 8th grade mathematics. The software is designed to connect interactive visual models to abstract concepts and language components for each math topic. The built-in diagnostic tool personalizes the learning path for students and gives each student the intervention content that he or she needs. Individualized student reports provide teachers with diagnostic results and real-time content mastery for each student.
ST Math: High School Intervention is designed as an intervention for high school students performing below grade level to prepare them for success in Algebra 1. The intervention identifies students’ math readiness through a built-in diagnostic, prescribing a learning path for each student that connects interactive visual models to abstract concepts and language components for each math topic. Individualized student reports provide teachers with diagnostic results and realtime content mastery for each student.
ST: Math Fluency, which builds speed and accuracy with addition and multiplication facts as an intervention program, will continue to be available to schools, rounding out MIND Research Institute’s program offerings for middle and high schools.
Developed by neuroscientists, MIND’s ST Math instructional software provides visual, computer-based math games that support deep understanding of concepts covered by math standards at each grade level. Because the program does not rely on language proficiency or prior math proficiency, it is accessible to English Language Learners and children with learning disabilities. Students use ST Math in a blended learning environment. The teachers are trained how to connect the visual puzzles to their conventional symbolic texts, and coached how to guide pupils through challenging sections by getting them to express their thinking, rather than simply showing them the solution.
Source: MIND Research Institute, www.mindresearch.net