What Are the Bonus Levels in ST Math?


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ST Math is an online math game, and the bonus levels are stages that contain problems of a higher level than in the normal stages of the game. The ST Math game was developed by the MIND Research Institute and was designed to be used by students in the K-12 age range. The game blends visual and interactive controls to help students develop their math skills.

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The ST Math game is built around using a penguin avatar called JiJi in various game stages. Progress is made when students solve math problems hidden inside game challenges, which help students learn while at the same time associating the game with fun. ST Math also uses a graphics-rich design, creating an environment that helps students interact with mathematical concepts intuitively.

According to the 2014 Chief Academic Officer of Central Unified School District, Dr. Laurel Ashlock, math results from their students have increased since the implementation of the ST Math program. Since its implementation, the average number of students scoring at proficient or advanced levels on the California Standards Test mathematics portion have increased by 20 percent from 49 percent in 2007 to 69 percent in 2013.

Data from the 2010 to 2011 academic school year from Central Unified has also shown that students who used ST Math saw an increase in their grades by 3 to 8 percent.

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