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  • Volunteers Put the M in S.T.E.A.M at Imaginology

    “A family that volunteers together, stays together,” tweeted Mike Limon after snapping a photo with his two sisters. Outfitted in signature blue “JiJi Volunteer” shirts, the three were prepared for a full day of facilitating hands-on activities at Imaginology, OC Fair & Event Center’s S.T.E.A.M. themed celebration.

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  • Fostering the Whole Child for Life-Long Impact

    What is the whole child approach to education?  Rather than focusing solely on students’ academic achievement, the whole child approach to education focuses on students’ well-being beyond the classroom. It's centered on the idea that preparing students for the future goes beyond preparation in academia. Whole child education proposes that we must educate students to be well-rounde...

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  • Celebrate JiJi Day With Math Puzzles! [Giveaway]

    Celebrate JiJi Day on Friday, April 28! JiJi is the beloved penguin in the game-based learning program ST Math. Every time a student demonstrates understanding of a math concept, JiJi crosses the screen, signaling success and leading the way to a more challenging puzzle. JiJi Day is an opportunity to celebrate math and the growth mindset JiJi encourages in students: perseverance thro...

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  • The Difference a Game Makes in Student Engagement [Video]

    It’s no secret that successfully engaging students requires educators to perform a tricky balancing act. Oversimplify a lesson and students may tune out, but plan a lesson that’s too challenging and students may become frustrated and give up. A special report from Indiana University reveals that 2 out of 3 students are bored in class every day, while 17 percent say they are bored in ev...

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  • Quality Instruction to the Core [video]

    Knowing where to start in aligning math curriculum to your math standards can be a huge challenge for educators. According to a recent survey from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, 42 percent of educators report that the math materials available to them are not well aligned with the common core math standards. In addition, if educators are implementing different models and materials at ...

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  • The Fundamental Theorems of Culinary Math

    What does math taste like? I was fortunate enough to work alongside Chef Hari Pulapaka during a taste of math event at MIND Research Institute's Deeper Learning Symposium. He walked me through the different ways that flavors balance each other out. He shared how using a hint of honey would offset some of the tanginess from the citruses. He even demonstrated how science came into the e...

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MIND Research Institute

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  • Deeper Learning Symposium: Quality Instruction to the Core

    How can educators find and implement models that not only align with the standards for their grade level, but provide consistency that builds math understanding year over year? Jill Diniz, Director of Mathematics at Great Minds shares her insider's perspective on how school leaders can leverage the shifts of common core to elevate math instruction. Read more: http://blog.mindresearch.org/blog/qua...

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  • The Big List of Board Games that Inspire Mathematical Thinking

    When a board game is presented as a math game, I am always eager to try it out! Unfortunately, in many cases I find the math in these games are too straightforward with cards of math problems for players to solve, or numbered spaces to count. These games are usually far from fun, only allowing kids to practice math facts or formulas. They lack the opportunity for the player to choose ...

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  • Deeper Learning Symposium: Innovative Blended Learning

    Educators in Ohio are going above and beyond integrating technology in their classrooms, and seeing their students grow as a result. In this presentation, Brian Seymour, Director of Instructional Technology at Pickerington School District, and Brian Coffey, Principal of Herbert Mills STEM Elementary School, share their implementation practices and results. Read more: http://blog.mindresearch.org...

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  • Is Your Math Program Improving Your School Culture? [rubric]

    Could technological tools do more than just help students learn content knowledge?  Nigel Nisbet, Vice President of Content Creation at MIND Research Institute, believes education technology has the capacity to help students (and teachers) develop a growth mindset around math. Last week at the District Administrators Leadership Institute (DALI) Superintendent Summit in Colorado Spring...

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  • Celebrating How Students Can Change Their Communities for the Better

    For the second year, the Disneyland® Resort Dreamers & Doers program recognized nearly 100 Orange County High School students for their achievements and the difference they are making in their communities. On February 25th, 33 students were honored as “Shining Stars” and invited to attend an educational symposium and celebratory luncheon at the Disneyland Hotel. During the symposium, ...

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  • A Seamless Integration of Technology in Classrooms Makes for Effective Blended Learning

    It is no secret that traditional classroom instruction often falls short of the mark in math education, but figuring out how and what to change can be a daunting task for educators. Blended learning is often advocated as the obvious solution, and while it has the potential to bring many positive changes, the key to the success of any new program is implementation.

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  • Volunteers Who Are Changing Perceptions About STEM

    The challenges of getting students interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math)/STEAM (including the arts) are well-documented and the implications for our economy are staggering. How can we as individuals help combat this and give students more opportunities to gain skills that will help them find success in their careers and lives?

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  • A Key Phrase In This School's Culture? "We Will Persevere"

    Dennis Township Primary School in New Jersey welcomed JiJi the penguin, from the game-based learning software program ST Math, during their annual JiJi Pep Rally last week. JiJi waddled over to celebrate students' progress in the ST Math program, as well as their developments in perseverance and growth mindset. Posters hung in the all purpose room included "We Will Persevere," "Welc...

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  • What Is It Like to Learn Math In a Different Language?

    As classrooms become more diverse and rich, educators are finding the need to ask this question with great empathy: What is it like to learn math in a different language? Thankfully, advances in research are helping educators uncover the strategies and solutions for providing ELLs equal access to rigorous learning. We now know that academic discourse and language processing is an inte...

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  • A Conversation With Education Changemakers [video]

    As a continuation of the series bringing you programming from the Deeper Learning Symposium: Empowering Your Math Superheroes, we share with you this panel discussion covering important and relavant topics for inspired educators who see the need for change in the way math is taught in schools today.

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  • Deeper Learning Symposium: Equitable Access

    Take a deep dive with leading English language learner (ELL) education advocate and expert Kathleen Leos, into the importance of teaching mathematical language and concepts simultaneously and how to make this a reality in your schools, classrooms and communities. Read more: http://blog.mindresearch.org/blog/ell-math-lesson-in-another-language

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  • What Is It Like to Learn Math In a Different Language? - The Science of Learning

    What is it like to be an English language learner in a math classroom? Nigel Nisbet, Vice President of Content Creation at MIND Research Institute, guides the audience through the experience of being a student in a math class taught in Welsh. Read more about this presentation: http://blog.mindresearch.org/blog/ell-math-lesson-in-another-language

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  • Welcome to the K-12 Game-a-thon

    Looking for a fun and challenging activity for your students? Show off their math and problem-solving skills by participating in the 4th annual national K-12 Game-a-thon challenge! Learn more about Game-a-thon: http://www.mindresearch.org/gameathon/ Learn more about MathMINDs: http://www.mindresearch.org/outreach/mathminds/

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  • Deeper Learning Symposium: Breaking the Status Quo

    In one of the first sessions at the Deeper Learning Symposium, participants put themselves in the place of students. They experienced two different kinds of lessons—one showing a solid but traditional, procedural lesson and another exemplifying innovative techniques not centered around memorizing formulas and performing computations. For more information: http://blog.mindresearch.org/blog/innova...

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  • Deeper Learning Symposium: Expert Panel

    Expert Panel at the Deeper Learning Symposium: Empowering Your Math Superheroes January 27, 2017 Facilitator: Greg Toppo Panelists: Jill Diniz, Barbara Haeffner, Kathleen Leos and Tricia Lopez Hear from a panel of education experts representing the major pain points of school leadership. Join an ongoing conversation on exactly how collaboration, innovation and perseverance will solve our math ed...

MIND Research Institute

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Type: Youtube Video

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  • Deeper Learning Symposium: Breaking the Status Quo

    In one of the first sessions at the Deeper Learning Symposium, participants put themselves in the place of students. They experienced two different kinds of lessons—one showing a solid but traditional, procedural lesson and another exemplifying innovative techniques not centered around memorizing formulas and performing computations. Read more:

  • Deeper Learning Symposium: Expert Panel

    Expert Panel at the Deeper Learning Symposium: Empowering Your Math Superheroes January 27, 2017 Facilitator: Greg Toppo Panelists: Jill Diniz, Barbara Haeffner, Kathleen Leos and Tricia Lopez Hear from a panel of education experts representing the major pain points of school leadership. Join an ongoing conversation on exactly how collaboration, innovation and perseverance will solve our math ed...

MIND Research Institute

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Type: Blog Article

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  • Profiles in Success: Pickerington Schools Move From Traditional to "Tradigital" Math Classrooms

    Pickerington Schools in Ohio has over 10,000 students and a notable 96.5% graduation rate. This high-achieving district takes pride in prioritizing student engagement and enthusiasm for learning.  Embracing technology as the best frontier for education innovation, they set the goal to develop a unique blended learning approach that challenged and motivated both teachers and students: ...

  • Beyond Devices, This Telecom Giant Delivers Educational Equity

    Verizon’s Innovative Learning Schools program aims to bring equity to schools where most families cannot afford educational technology. The initiative provides every student in the school a tablet equipped with wireless service and pre-loaded with digital learning apps (including, at some schools, ST Math). The students take the tablets home, giving them 24/7/365 access to learning res...

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Type: Blog Article

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  • See Game-Based Learning In Action at Pinellas

    Something special is going on with math education at Pinellas County Schools (PCS). Local public radio picked up this story: It’s family game night at Davis Elementary School in Clearwater, but there's not a Monopoly board or a Jenga block in sight. Instead, kids and parents are playing math games. First grader Eleanor Nartker places a purple marble inside a diagram so she can co...

  • Hidden Digital Spaces Where Innovation in Education is Brewing

    In the 21st century, educators are no longer bound to the limits of geographic location for professional development opportunities. Forward-thinking educators across the country, and even the world, are sharing best practices, proposing creative ideas and refining innovative solutions--and these collaborations are happening in digital spaces.

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  • Profiles in Success: Bruce School Makes Math Accessible to ELLs and Sees Higher Achievement

    2011 was a challenging year for Massachusetts' Lawrence Public School District. Classified as a turnaround district and taken over by the state, they focused their attention on those schools needing the most improvement. Bruce School was one of them. With English language learners (ELLs) representing a full third of their students, math educators set about looking for solutions to hel...

  • #STMathChat Gets Educators Tweeting About Blended Learning

    Educators from around the country met up on Twitter on January 12th to chat about creating blended learning environments via #STMathChat. Many educators are using Twitter to communicate and share teaching ideas, strategies and tips. Here's one teacher's story on using twitter to create a Professional Learning Network (PLN). A PLN becomes a resource educators can utilize for feedback, ...

  • Women In STEM Speak Out To Girls Everywhere

    The other day, my 5 year-old daughter, Hunter, was playing ST Math and struggling on a level in one of the games. My wife stepped in to help and Hunter got upset, saying, "If you keep telling me the answers, I'll never learn, and I'll be the only one in the family who can't do these things!"

  • Experience The Beauty Of Mathematics With Math Fair Attendees

    Almost 15 years ago I was recruited by my former boss who said, “I know this may be a step down for you now, but this organization has so much potential. I know you will grow with them.” Wow, was she right. Not only did I find a supportive and caring family here at MIND Research Institute, but I became part of a powerful movement.  

  • Breaking the Status Quo to Create the Next Generation of Math Superheroes

    Last week, over one hundred education administrators and educators joined us for the Deeper Learning Symposium in Irvine, Calif. In addition to sharing information from some amazing leaders in eduation, we dove deep into immersive, hands-on experiences that challenge our current notion of what innovative learning looks like.

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Type: Youtube Video

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  • #JoinJiJi for Better Math Education - Steve Litchfield

    "We at Microsemi use math everyday in developing new products," says Chief Strategy Officer Steve Litchfield. JiJi is helping 1 million students across the USA learn math. Will you help us reach more? Share this video with #JoinJiJi to spread awareness about the need for better math education! Local to Orange County, CA? Join JiJi by sponsoring the free Math Fair through the Taste of Math event...

  • Women in STEM: Celeste Thomasson of Morphotrak

    MorphoTrak CEO Celeste Thomassen talks to the social benefit nonprofit MIND Research Institute about the company’s innovative products and the very sophisticated mathematics needed to create their cutting-edge technology. She shares her vision for getting more girls interested in STEM careers.

  • Women in STEM: Adrianna Leung of MorphoTrak

    Adrianna Leung uses math to build biometric applications as a software engineer at MorphoTrak, a company specializing in identity and digital security. She grew up loving math and shares with the social benefit nonprofit MIND Research Institute how integral math and problem solving are to her work.

  • Math Fair: Let's Bring Math to Life

    Thank you to our partners, community volunteers and MIND colleagues who helped make Math Fair such a special and unique event for our 5,000 attendees! Learn more about Math Fair: http://www.mindresearch.org/mathfair/ Learn more about MIND Research Institute: http://www.mindresearch.org

  • Math Fair: Experience the Beauty of Math

    On November 5, 2016, nearly 5,000 visitors joined MIND Research Institute and our partners at the OC Fair & Event Center for our 3rd annual Math Fair. The Math Fair is a free, family-fun event that excites young minds as they interact with mathematically challenging activities, games and performances. Learn more about Math Fair: http://www.mindresearch.org/mathfair/

  • Taste of Math: An Event Showcasing the Flavor of Math

    Chefs, sponsors, community leaders and volunteers came together on November 4, 2016 to taste and savor their way through a culinary mathematical journey. This inaugural Taste of Math raised financial support for MIND Research Institute's annual Math Fair, a free event for children and families to experience math in fun and new ways.

  • How Math Helps People See - #JoinJiJi with Jeff Weinhuff

    Jeff Weinhuff, Managing Partner at Visionary Ventures, was mystified by math as a kid. Today, math is a crucial element in the business of helping people see. Share with hashtag #JoinJiJi if you support building better math education for all students! Learn more about MIND Research Institute: http://bit.ly/2f2euME

  • Girls, Don't Give Up On Math - #JoinJiJi Message from Dr. Pantano

    Dr. Alessandra Pantano, professor of mathematics at University of California, Irvine, encourages girls everywhere to consider pursuing mathematics. "If you enjoy mathematics, don't give it up!" she says. Share with hashtag #JoinJiJi and #GirlsintoMath if you support girls pursuing careers in mathematics. Learn more about the Math Fair: http://bit.ly/2dTulBe

  • JiJi Visits College Park Elementary in Costa Mesa, CA

    JiJi visits College Park Elementary and students use equivalent fractions to help JiJi solve a life-sized puzzle. Share with #JoinJiJi if you believe we should help all students build problem-solving skills! Visit JiJi at the Math Fair this Saturday, Nov. 5th at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, CA: http://bit.ly/2dTulBe

  • #JoinJiJi for Better Math Education - France Dixon Helfer

    France Dixon Helfer, President and CEO of TinyKicks, always loved math and has used math throughout her career! Share this #JoinJiJi video if you think students everywhere should be given the chance to love math. Local to Orange County, CA? Join JiJi by sponsoring the free Math Fair through the Taste of Math event on November 4, 2015! Buy tickets at: http://bit.ly/2epPLpo

  • Brandon Smith, UCI Forward, Asks Kobe Bryant to #JoinJiJi

    Brandon Smith, math tutor, is also a forward for the UCI Anteaters. Brandon is asking Kobe Bryant to #JoinJiJi and change math education for the better! Share this video to ask Kobe Byrant to #JoinJiJi and jump on over to the Math Fair, Saturday Nov. 5th at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, CA! Math Fair website: http://bit.ly/2dTulBe

  • #JoinJiJi for Better Math Education - Dr. Struppa

    Dr. Daniele Struppa, President of Chapman University, explains how math is everywhere on campus, and not just in the classes! Share this video to show how important it is to take math outside of the classroom! Local to Orange County, CA? Join JiJi by sponsoring the free Math Fair through the Taste of Math event on November 4, 2015! Buy tickets at: http://bit.ly/2epPLpo

  • #JoinJiJi to Change Math Education - James "Walkie" Ray

    James "Walkie" Ray, Principal at Sanderson J. Ray Development Company, tells us how he uses math as a builder. Share this video to show how important it is for students to learn math and become the builders of the future! Local to Orange County, CA? Join JiJi by sponsoring the free Math Fair through the Taste of Math event on November 4, 2015! Buy tickets at: http://bit.ly/2epPLpo

  • #JoinJiJi to Change Math Education - Bill Carpou

    Bill Carpou, CEO of OCTANe, found math to be rough as a kid. However, math has been an important part of his career! Share this video to show how important it is for kids to experience math as exciting and invigorating rather than rough and frustrating! Local to Orange County, CA? Join JiJi by sponsoring the free Math Fair through the Taste of Math event on November 4, 2015! Buy tickets at: htt...

  • Medieval Times' Quest for Mathematics for the Kingdom - #JoinJiJi

    King Albert had a problem: "Mathematics is the key to the kingdom of the future, but roman numerals make even simple calculations absolutely loathsome!" Introducing JiJi, the penguin from ST Math, bringing access to mathematical concepts that can save the kingdom! Share this video with #JoinJiJi to spread awareness about the need for better math education! Local to Orange County, CA? By order o...

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