Each school year students work hard memorizing facts and strengthening problem solving skills. These math skills can be compared to a muscle; the more you use it the stronger you get. This also means the less it is used, the weaker it gets. Studies have found that students lose 2 to 3 months of math ability each summer. Working on math over the summer, even 15 minutes a day, helps prepare your child for the next school year.
Each grade level teacher has put together packets and instructions for what your child should be studying over the summer. However, if you have a workbook, app, or website that strengthens your child’s skills please feel free to use them in lieu of the provided materials.
We expect rising 5th-8th graders to complete 705 minutes of math this summer. When broken down, that is only 15 minutes a day (counting only week days in June and July). For rising 1st-4th graders, we expect your child to complete 470 minutes. That is only 10 minutes a day. On the provided record sheet, please have your child write down the activity completed, time spent working, and then have a parent initial it. Children who complete this challenge will be treated to a Krispy Kreme party the first week of school; gluten free options will be available as well.
The great Albert Einstein once said, “It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” Practice and dedication is what helps one grow in his or her proficiency in math. Please contact Mrs. Gonzales, email@example.com if you have any questions.