Summer Math Challenge
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Did you know that the typical child, regardless of socioeconomic status, loses approximately 2.6 months of grade-level equivalency in math skills over the summer months each year?*
A fun way to keep math skills sharp over the summer is by joining the Summer Math Challenge, a FREE math-skills program designed for students who have just completed first through eighth grade. The Summer Math Challenge can help your child retain math skills learned during the school year and keep them on the path towards college and careers.

How it works:
The “challenge” of the program is simply for parents and their children to talk about math a little together every day! The program will last for six weeks and will focus on one math concept per week. Parents will receive daily emails which will include fun activities and resources to help kids retain the math skills learned during the previous school year.

For 2018 the Summer Math Challenge will target students entering grades 2 - 9 next fall. The math concepts emphasized are based on grade-level standards for grades 1 through 8. Placement will be based on the student's Quantile measure (if they have one) and grade level. Parents and their children will be able to visit the Summer Math Challenge webpage to earn badges for their weekly progress and learn more about the weekly concepts.  Activities will be grounded in everyday life and be engaging for both parents and children.  This program also helps parents to understand that they do not need to be math experts to talk about math with their kids!

Summertime Math

Here are some ways parents can keep their children’s minds engaged and growing during the summer.  Consider keeping problem-solving and computational skills sharp with an application called Thinking Blocks This application teaches children how to model and solve word problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Children are introduced to six different problem-solving models. The models help children organize information and visualize number relationships by building graphic organizers that they use to solve the problems.  There are different levels of Thinking Blocks (and Thinking Blocks Jr.), so it meets the needs of many students.  (

 Additional Math Related Websites:

Fact Fluency

Terrific Triangles



Multiplication Practice

Addition and Subtraction Practice

Fraction Practice

Have a great summer,

Mr. Gauvain