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Hit the Ground Running with the ST Math Launch Day Challenge

Get ready to blast off with JiJi!  

As the new school year begins, all the fun and excitement of summer vacation becomes a distant memory—and something to look forward to once again. But why does summer get to have all the fun? Let JiJi help you bring energy and excitement back into the classroom!

ST Math Launch Day

Here at MIND Research Institute, we know how important it is to engage students and capture their interest so they can thrive in a learning environment, especially when it comes to math.

In a recent webinar, Nigel Nisbet and Ki Karou explored the science of math and the importance of accelerated learning. They discussed the perception-action cycle and the role it plays in how the brain learns and builds deep conceptual understanding.

Hosting an ST Math Launch Day for your district, school, or class would be a great way to remind us all how learning math the ST Math way can be both fun and rewarding. Check out this ST Math Launch Day toolkit for a timeline, tips, and resources on how to hold an ST Math Launch Day celebration! 

If you’re already in the middle of planning your launch day, we’ve got some good reminders for you in the video below.

HubSpot Video

Join the Launch Day Challenge

Nothing encourages learning more than creative problem solving, building on schemas, and reinforcing productive struggle and math rigor. The best part is that we have a fun challenge for you!

As students settle into their classrooms, ready for a new year filled with learning through ST Math, we want you to showcase your ST Math Launch Day for everyone to see. Show us how your school celebrates blasting off with JiJi! Keep reading for information on how to enter the first official ST Math Launch Day Back-to-School Challenge.

How to Enter

  • Post a photo, video, or other recap of your school or class’s ST Math Launch Day on Twitter OR Instagram.
  • Tag @STMath and use the hashtag #STMathLaunchDay.
  • All entries must be submitted between August 29th and September 30th, 2022.
  • Not currently using social media but still want to participate? Email your entry to
  • Already held your ST Math Launch Day? No problem! You can still enter the challenge. Just remember to post on Twitter or Instagram or send us an email.
  • We will announce three randomly chosen winners by October 5, 2022.

Click here, for more details on the contest’s complete terms and conditions.

Looking for Some Launch Day Inspiration?

Check out how Clint Independent School District in El Paso County, Texas, chose to celebrate and share their ST Math Launch Day. It looks like JiJi, students, and educators alike had a great day and are ready for a successful school year with ST Math!

Keep your eye on our ST Math Twitter and Instagram accounts for more activities, bonus content, and celebrations. Happy back-to-school season!

Victor Nguyen

About the Author

Victor Nguyen is MIND’s Content and Community Specialist. Victor is a passionate storyteller with a penchant for creative writing. In his free time, you can find him engrossed in books, watching reruns of Frasier, or trying to meditate.


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