JiJi the penguin makes learning math fun!

Learning math doesn't have to be boring or intimidating—especially when learners are guided in their studies by a fun and engaging penguin named JiJi!

HPS students in grades PreK-8 are using the computer-based ST Math program to boost their math skills through puzzles, non-routine problem solving, and informative feedback.

What is ST Math? “The ST in ST Math stands for spatial temporal,” according to the company website, “and it refers to learning math concepts by manipulating objects in space and time. ST Math's patented approach starts by teaching the foundational concepts visually, then connects the ideas to the symbols, language, and robust discourse.”

JiJi is the beloved penguin in the ST Math software games. Students associate JiJi with the thrill of challenge and success. JiJi crosses the screen every time a student demonstrates understanding of a math concept, leading the student to the next challenging puzzle.

ST Math is grounded in neuroscience and can change students’ feelings about math for the better as they gain confidence and skills throughout the course of their learning.