Summer Math Challenge
Summer Math

There are two different ways that students can participate in the Summer Math Challenge!

1.  GRADES 1–8 QUANTILE SUMMER MATH CHALLENGE

  1. Go to Quantile Summer Math Challenge to enroll your child. https://hub.lexile.com/summer-math-challenge
  2. Access six weeks of daily fun activities and resources designed for your child’s grade and ability level. Resources include games, videos, and worksheets from the most trusted content developers like Khan Academy, ABCya, IXL Learning and more.
  3. Receive real-time feedback on weekly, online quizzes.
  4. Track your child’s progress online and celebrate with weekly badges.
  5. At the conclusion of the challenge, print an award certificate and record the badges earned on the log.

2.  GRADES K–5 CONNECTICUT SUMMER MATH PASSPORT

  1. Go to the Summer Math Challenge page. https://portal.ct.gov/SDE/Math/Summer-Math-Challenge
  2. Print the Passport. (you will need to scroll down the page)
  3. Complete the activities for each category that correspond to your child’s grade level in the passport. (links are below)
  4. When summer ends return your passport to school.

 

Connecticut Summer Math Passport

Passport booklet

Summer-Math-Flyer.pdf

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.

The 2021 Commissioner's Summer Math Challenge stresses the importance of maintaining math skills during the summer. Schools compete based on student population and grade level. The program identifies the schools with the highest percentage of participating enrollment and the highest number of badges earned by participating students. Registration instructions, district reporting forms and all other materials are available online.

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 calledThinking 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.  (http://www.mathplayground.com/thinkingblocks.html)

 Additional Math Related Websites:

Fact Fluency

www.xtramath.org

www.mobymax.com

www.mathsisfun.com/numbers/index.html

www.fayettevilleintermediate.org/fact_fluency_practice.htm

www.harcourtschool.com/activity/thats_a_fact/english_K_3.html

www.oswego.org/ocsd-web/games/mathmagician/cathymath.html

Terrific Triangles

http://elementarysoftware.com/triangles/triangle.html

Graphing

www.nces.ed.gov/nceskids/createagraph/default.aspx

Funbrain

www.funbrain.com/brain/MathBrain/MathBrain.html

Multiplication Practice

www.multiplication.com/teach.htm

www.xtramath.org

www.mobymax.com

Addition and Subtraction Practice

www.aaastudy.com/add.htm

www.mathplayground.com/thinkingblocks.html

www.mathsisfun.com/numbers/index.html

Fraction Practice

www.arcytech.org/java/fractions/fractions.html


Have a great summer,

Mr. Gauvain