Build a better world this summer!
On a sandy beach or under a tree in the backyard, we all have places that we love to read our favorite books in the summer. Why not find some people, places and things that help students practice math!
Research from the past 100 years has proven that students lose about two months of math skills that they had acquired during the summer months. This year we would like to invite students to practice and strengthen their math proficiency. In the fall each student that brings back the math activity log will be recognized (there will be one reward given to each student that participates in either the reading OR math summer log). This summer simply log the date and math activity that was practiced. At the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year bring back the activity log signed by a parent to receive the reward.
What are math related activities? Family vacations, math websites, board/card games and shopping at the store are ways to build fluency and incorporate real world problem solving. Below are some examples of ways to build math into your world this summer.
Supporting math learning at home
In addition to the resources provided by the classroom teacher, the following links and ideas may be helpful in supporting your child's math learning at home. There are many resources available online, but here a few to get you started.
Common Core State Standards
Regional School District 13 has aligned the math curriculum with the CCSS. With a focus on coherence, rigor and depth of understanding, the CCSS provides the background necessary for students to apply 21st century skills and content specific learning. This link gives background information about the standards as well as the standards for each grade level.