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MIND Blog Rewind: November 2019

Each month on the MIND blog, we share stories of how our organization, our partners, and educators across the country are advancing the mission to mathematically equip all students to solve the world’s most challenging problems. We also share resources for educators and students, and cover some of the exciting events we take part in across the country.

Welcome to the MIND Blog Rewind! We can hardly believe that November is already coming to a close. November brought colder weather, friendly competition, and a reflection on our wonderful achievements this year. Here is a recap of important news, content, and resources coming out of MIND and our community for November 2019.


With holidays comes gratitude, and there was no shortage of that at our headquarters this month. A huge thank you to all of our partners and supporters who helped us advance the mission this year. We're so grateful for you, and can't wait to show you what we've accomplished together in the 2019 Annual Report.

Wondering what life is like at MIND? In early November, Genna Conrad, Senior Partnerships Administrator, shared a recap of another boo-tiful Halloween together, complete with a month-long Halloween celebration, amazing costumes, a cupcake design battle (pictured above), and a visit from the Mad Baker!


Jobs in STEM fields will expand faster than non-STEM jobs, growing to more than 9 million by 2022, which is why it’s increasingly important to introduce students to STEM topics. November 8th was National STEM/STEAM day and we celebrated by hosting a #MySTEMHero discussion online, reflecting on STEM heroes around the world. Who is your STEM hero?

The holidays are upon us, which means that most students will have a fall and winter break from school. Caring parents and teachers often ask us, how can we ensure that students stay engaged in learning over designated school breaks? Engage students in math over the break with this ST Math challenge and bonus JiJi coloring sheet.

We know that in order to truly change society’s relationship with math and equip the problem solvers of tomorrow, reaching students in the classroom is only one part of the equation. As a Content Development Manager for the Research and Development team at MIND, Nina Wu shared her insights on creating diverse math experiences at San Francisco Design Week. You can watch the entire presentation here.

As a non-profit, neuroscience, social impact organization, MIND depends on the generous support of individuals, foundations, and corporations to achieve our mission and help advance opportunities for all students. There are a multitude of ways you can support MIND or your favorite non-profit by shopping at AmazonSmile or by making a donation on #GivingTuesday. We’re also hosting a big Cyber Monday sale on our JiJi store.


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Jolene Haley was the Content and Community Specialist at MIND Research Institute. In addition to creating content for MIND, she is an author, avid reader, and lover of iced coffee.


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