Teacher Review For ST Math: K-5

Great progress tracking

Una M.
Classroom teacher
Castlemont Elementary School
Campbell, CA
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My Grades 4, 5
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 4
Support 3
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Homework
Individual
Practice
Great with ELL
General
Low literacy
How I Use It
Our school site has a computer lab and netbook carts. My class uses it for 50 min/week in comp lab, then 2x/wk on netbooks in class for 30 minutes.
My Take
ST Math, aka JiJi (the site's penguin mascot), is a great learning and practice tool for maths. The students are motivated by passing different levels and teachers can easily monitor student progress and activity from their own laptop/tablet/desktop. Initial setup is a bit arduous as students have to learn their (very long) visual passwords, BUT I am always amazed at how quickly they remember because of the way students are "taught" their passwords - very cool. Another great feature is that teachers can control and organize what is taught/practiced according to their standards/pacing calendars. Overall this is a really effective tool for teaching concepts and majority of students really are improving their skills because of it. Our district piloted the program 3-4 years ago and it was so successful that it is now required.