Hearing these two little words can strike fear into any teacher when spoken by a student prior to the end of the school year. Of course, things become even scarier when that student continues with the inevitable follow-up question: “Now what should I do?”
Thankfully, ST Math has a few great options for you and your students when they have reached the end of their Journey.
Upon completion of the Journey, your students will automatically be placed into the Bonus Journey - an opportunity for students to play even more fun ST Math games.
The Bonus Journey includes:
- Math Challenge Objectives
- Challenge Objectives
- Cognitive Training (grades 3+)
- Summer Bridge Objectives (grades 6-8)
ST Math Fluency Objectives are optional, assignable objectives that cover Addition/Subtraction Facts (first grade and up) and Multiplication/Division Facts (second grade and up) and can be assigned to individual students or the whole class. Click here to learn more.
After the Journey
If a student completes all of the levels in their grade-level Journey, including the Bonus Journey, then it is time to celebrate! Meeting and exceeding goals is a major accomplishment, so take some time to applaud your student and yourself for helping your student get there.
After the Journey - and the celebrating - it is time for your students to...
- Replay for Fun - Students can restart the grade-level Journey to strengthen their understanding of grade-level skills.
- Strategic Replay - Based on your students' data, you can assign specific objectives for them to replay in order to reinforce challenging skills.
- Replay with Reflection - Using our Math Journal pages and/or Exit Tickets as they replay ST Math games gives students a chance to slow down and think about the content.
- ST Math Special Projects - ST Math Special Projects include a JiJi Choice Board, rubrics, and resource pages. Click here to learn more.
- ST Math Activity Pages - ST Math Activity Pages are based on ST Math Puzzles and were designed to extend the learning from the ST Math game in a fun and engaging way for students. Click here to learn more.
- Curricular Connections - Using an ST Math puzzle, students try to build a word problem, identify the math vocabulary, or create a new representation for the concept.
- Real-world Connections - Students pair games with real life scenarios, or interview someone in the school community (play a game together, ask how they would use the math concept).
Connect to Others - Connections can be made in several ways:
- Complete the Replay, Reflection, and Extension work in pairs.
- Discuss Bonus Journey work in small groups.
- Provide time to showcase ST Math Special Projects.
- Invite a guest to play and discuss a game.
Visit the ST Math Academy course Early Finishers to learn strategies and instructional information for supporting early finishers.