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Join JiJi's Summer Math Club and Keep Students Learning

Encourage students to keep meaningful math learning happening this summer with JiJi and other mathematical experiences!

Can you hear it? Waves lapping the beach, ice cream truck jingles, basketballs bouncing on sidewalks, and the crackle of a bonfire or barbecue—summer's almost here!

As the traditional school year winds down and summer heats up, we invite your students and you to participate in an all-new ST Math challenge: JiJi's Summer Math Club!

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This summer-long challenge is open to all ST Math schools or classes with an active license for summer school, as well as schools using ST Math Immersion. Individual students—including ST Math Homeschool students—are also welcome to participate! Let's start with our school/class challenge. For the individual students' challenge, keep scrolling!

How to Participate as a School or Class

Starting on June 6th, we’ll be on the lookout for schools or classes that complete an average of at least 30 minutes per week on ST Math. If your school or class-wide weekly average is 30 minutes or more, an administrator or teacher can enter to win some swag from JiJi to reward your students’ hard work.

Participating in JiJi's Summer Math Club as a school or class is quick, easy, and completely free! 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 minutes average is 30 or above, take a screenshot of your dashboard and post to Twitter OR Instagram. Make sure to include @STMath AND #JiJisMathClub.

    Not currently using social media but still want to participate? Email your entry to info@stmath.com. 

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The Rules

  • All entries and social media posts must be submitted by administrators or teachers and cannot reveal any student information. We will consider school or class-wide minutes data for eligibility. 
  • Administrators or teachers can enter their school or class once each week starting June 6th through July 29th. Each week you screenshot and post your school or class-wide weekly average of 30 minutes or more counts as one entry. Must include @STMath AND #JiJisMathClub.
  • Make sure you're following us on Twitter OR Instagram if you participate in social media.
  • We will announce three randomly chosen winners at the end of the summer (8/2/22).

View the contest's complete terms and conditions.

How to Participate as an Individual Student

Starting on June 6th, we’ll be looking for students who complete the JiJi's Summer Math Club tracker below! Each week, have your student choose at least one of the activities JiJi's picked out for them to keep learning and growing in math. Use a sticker, pen, or other marker to indicate which activity was completed each week. If your student completes at least one activity a week for a total of six weeks during the summer, you can enter them to win one large JiJi plush!

Participating in JiJi's Summer Math Club as a student is quick, easy, and completely free! Just follow these three simple steps:

  1. Print out the JiJi's Summer Math Club tracker or save it digitally. We're going to hang ours on the fridge!

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  2. Have your student choose at least one activity to try each week for six weeks out of the summer. When they complete an activity, mark it on the tracker! Here are the different categories of activities to choose from and how to complete them:

    ST Math
    Play ST Math for at least 60 minutes over the course of the week! It can be all at once, or broken up into 30 minute sessions, 20 minute sessions, etc.

    Developing Our MathMINDs
    Complete one of the activities from our 8-week Developing Our MathMINDs series! You can find a list of all of the activities at the bottom of this blog post.

    MathMINDs Games
    Read one of the MathMINDs storybooks and then play the accompanying game, if available. Find the full list of storybooks, printables, and online games here under free resources.

    See the Math
    Get creative with this one! How can you see math in everyday summer activities? Is there math involved in swimming, cooking, baseball, nature walks, trips to the grocery store, art museums, roller coasters, bubbles, etc.? Encourage your student to make mathematical connections to the things around them. Have a thoughtful conversation with them about the math they're seeing. Isn't it amazing? Math is everywhere!

  3. If your student completes their tracker, take a screenshot of it and post to Twitter OR Instagram. Make sure to include @STMath AND #JiJisMathClub. You can also share photos of the activities as your student tries and completes them. We'd love to celebrate summer with you!

    Not currently using social media but still want to participate? Email your entry to info@stmath.com. 

The Rules

  • All entries and social media posts must be submitted by a parent/legal guardian and cannot reveal any student information. Must include @STMath AND #JiJisMathClub.
  • Parents/legal guardians can enter their student(s) anytime their student has completed their tracker. All entries must be submitted by July 29th.
  • Make sure you're following us on Twitter OR Instagram if you participate in social media.
  • We will announce three randomly chosen winners at the end of the summer (8/2/22).

To view the contest's complete terms and conditions, click here.

Want to let others know that you're a member of JiJi's Summer Math Club? Post this image on your social media accounts. jijis summer math club (Twitter Posts)

Keep your eye on our ST Math Twitter and Instagram accounts for more activities, bonus content, and celebrations. Now, go enjoy your summer!

Kelsey Skaggs

About the Author

Kelsey Skaggs is the Communications Manager at MIND Research Institute. She enjoys highlighting the work of colleagues and partners who champion MIND's mission.

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