Math Curriculum

MIND Research Debuts InsightMath Neuroscience-Based Program

MIND Research Institute, creators 25 years ago of ST Math, a neuroscience-based preK–8 math learning program, announced this week the debut of its new program, InsightMath, a core elementary math curriculum. The new program was developed during the pandemic and shifts the emphasis from how teachers teach to how students learn, said Brett Woudenberg, MIND Research CEO.

InsightMath was “co-designed in collaboration with communities of researchers, educators, families, and students,” the organization said in a release. It builds on ST Math’s learning strategies of “visual models, spatial reasoning and the perception-action cycle,” but expands on this approach with critical thinking and problem-solving strategies.

"Learning happens when students are engaged in lessons, activities, puzzles, and projects,” Woudenberg said, “InsightMath is also about allowing teachers to have their own insights into math and to see their students' thinking in ways they've never seen them before — to see the ways in which their students are making sense of the math and of themselves."

MIND Research Institute’s InsightMath program will be available in Spring 2024. For more information, visit the organization’s website.

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