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Celebrating Joyful Math with the Global Math Project

In the latest installment of our new Partner Stories series, we highlight the Global Math Project, and their mission to inspire educators everywhere to ignite and sustain in their students a love for learning mathematics.


The Global Math Project believes that everyone is part of the global math community, and each year Global Math Week brings teachers and students around the world together through joyful math experiences. The Global Math Project is a wonderful ally for MIND that mirrors out belief that every student can develop a deep understanding, and a true love of math.

MIND was honored to partner with the Global Math Project for the 2018 Global Math Week kickoff event at Santa Clara University in San Jose, CA, where we presented at a thought leadership symposium, and shared our MathMINDs Games with children and families.

You can learn more about the Global Math Project, and how you can participate in this year's Global Math Week, visit globalmathproject.org, or click the banner below.

Global Math Week 2019

As part of our ongoing partnership with the Global Math Project, MIND Research Institute has now made more of our ST Math games available for free on our website. ST Math is a PreK-8 visual instructional program that leverages the brain's innate spatial-temporal reasoning ability to solve mathematical problems. Its learning model is built upon a unique and patented approach that uses challenging puzzles, non-routine problem solving, and informative feedback to provide students with more equitable access to deep conceptual learning.

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You can also utilize these games to provide a Global Math Week experience for your students. Simply choose a game appropriate to your grade level and send out the web address to all students. Each game has 4-7 levels, so students can build on their knowledge as they progress. Each game starts out with a visual puzzle, and progresses by adding in symbolic notation or more difficult but scaffolded math concepts. 

It’s okay when students get stuck. Productive struggle means students are actively learning. Check out the facilitating questions poster to see how to guide your students through the visual math games. To learn more about ST Math, visit stmath.com.

Learn how our partners help us achieve our mission.

Additional Resources:


Try a Visual Approach to Math for Global Math Week
Podcast: James Tanton and the Global Math Project
Math is Universal: Interview with Education Leaders
Brian LeTendre

About the Author

Brian LeTendre is the Director of Content and Communications at MIND Research Institute. In addition to orchestrating content for MIND, he is an author, podcaster and avid gamer.

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