Baltimore Schools Leading the Way for Success

Recently, JiJi made a surprise visit to three schools in Baltimore, Maryland. These three schools are great examples for Baltimore City Public Schools; they are leading the way for implementing blended learning, fostering a positive school culture and increasing student success in math!

JiJi is the beloved penguin in the ST Math software games. Students help JiJi get past obstacles by solving math puzzles – and they associate JiJi with challenge, learning and the thrill of success. Every time a child demonstrates understanding of a math concept, JiJi crosses the screen, signaling success and leading the student to the next more challenging puzzle.

JiJi’s arrival at three schools in Baltimore was met with smiles, astonishment and cheers. Students huddled around JiJi, reaching out a hand to touch JiJi. We captured a few of these moments below. Share your favorites on Twitter and Facebook!

Commodore John Rogers School

Abbottston Elementary School

Thomas Johnson Elementary/Middle School


Students at Thomas Johnson Elementary/Middle School crowd around to meet JiJi, the penguin from the ST Math software games.

Posted by Friends of MIND Research Institute on Friday, May 15, 2015

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Brie Albert

About the Author

Brienne is a Director of Education Success and former Elementary School Teacher. She speaks on behalf of the MIND Research Institute across the country to illuminate the power and necessity of neuroscience-based, interactive math software that is designed to teach all students how math really works.


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