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3 Creative Ideas to Inspire Your Own ST Math Usage Challenge

In the past, we've run seasonal challenges for you so that schools' are encouraged to increase student ST Math usage. However, we know one size doesn't fit all but we don't want you to start from scratch when building your own ST Math Usage Challenge. So, we’re featuring three of our most popular national challenges to inspire you and get your creative juices flowing for your own challenge strategy!

1. March Mathness

Participating in fun challenges like March Mathness is an excellent way to increase motivation and celebrate your school's love of problem-solving. It's also a great way to practice grade-level math concepts in a friendly and fun competition.

ST Math March Mathness Bracket Image

How to Play 

Create your own bracket or download our March Mathness bracket and list each class that is participating in the challenge. Whoever receives the most puzzles for that week will advance to the next round. Weekly puzzle data can easily be found in your ST Math Educator Console

Keep us updated on your progress by tweeting a photo of your bracket or posting it on Instagram. Just make sure to tag @STMath and use the hashtag #MarchMathness.

2. Winter Puzzle Challenge 

Participating in fun challenges like the ST Math Winter Puzzle Challenge is an excellent way to increase intrinsic motivation and celebrate your school's love of problem-solving.

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How to Play 

Participating in the ST Math Winter Puzzle Challenge is quick and easy! Just follow these three simple steps:

1. Sign in to your ST Math Administrator account.

ST Math Academy Sign in

2. Navigate to the Usage Tab

Usage Tab

3. If your weekly puzzle average is 50 or above, take a screenshot of your dashboard and post it to Twitter or Instagram. Make sure to include @STMath AND #STMathWinterChallenge

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3. Fall Challenge 

With the beginning of the new school year, it’s a good time to consider new approaches to accelerate student learning so they can continue to build those schemas. Throughout the fall season, encourage your students to spend at least 60 minutes per week on ST Math.

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How to Play

(Follow the same steps under the ST Math Winter Puzzle Challenge theme above)


Ready to start creating your own goal-oriented challenges for your school? Get started with our easy Six-Step Guide To Design Your Own ST Math Usage Challenge!

Bea Crawford

About the Author

Bea Crawford is the Content Marketing Manager at MIND Education. Bea is motivated by impactful work that contributes to a meaningful cause. She is inspired by MIND's mission to build lifelong learners and math literacy for all students.


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