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Perkins Elementary

Center for the Arts and International Studies

Dear Parents or Guardians:

Your child is using the ST Math® software program at Perkins Elementary.

With ST Math, students play computer games designed to teach math. They can play the games at home or on devices other than those used at school. We encourage you to have your child play the games to review and practice the math skills learned in ST Math.

Your child’s teacher may assign ST Math games for homework. Please make sure only the child with the ST Math account plays the games. Your child will access the program just as he or she does at school.

In ST Math, the game puzzles start off simple and then get more challenging as the student progresses. When they reach a challenging problem, your child should attempt the problem and use the visual feedback provided to help them figure out why their answer did or did not work. The feedback provided with each puzzle will help students figure out how to solve the problems.

If your child is struggling, help them by asking them questions about what they see happening on the screen. You should not give your child the correct answer to get them past the game with which they are struggling. The goal of ST Math is to promote problem solving.