ST Math now available to school systems through TEA's Texas Home Learning 3.0 initiative

Posted at 3:18 PM, Dec 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-17 16:18:20-05

AUSTIN, TX — Governor Abbott and the Texas Education Agency (TEA) announced on Dec 17. that a supplemental K-5 math computer program, ST Math, will be made available to school systems through TEA's Texas Home Learning 3.0 (THL 3.0) initiative.

Like other THL 3.0 offerings, ST Math is optional and aligned to Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)—the state standards for what grade-level knowledge and skills students should possess.

"ST Math is an effective and engaging program that will help students stay on track whether they are in a classroom or learning virtually," said Governor Abbott.

ST Math allows students to take a penguin named "JiJi" through math challenges to build conceptual math understanding.

Due to the conceptual nature of the program, it limits written language; that of which, can aid all students, particularly English Language Learners (ELLs).

Beginning today, all Texans–educators and families–can register to access a FREE ST Math account HERE.

TEA previously announced that it will offer all Texas school systems a world-class Learning Management System (LMS) from PowerSchool’s Schoology for two years at no cost. Nearly 400 Texas school systems have already signed up, with another 200 currently engaging with the Schoology team.

Additional THL 3.0 instructional materials for other subjects and grade levels will continue to be announced over the coming weeks and months.

For more information on Texas Home Learning 3.0, click here.