Date posted: July 25, 2017
Summer slide isn’t just about losing language skills. There’s summer math loss, too. It’s estimated that children lose approximately 2.6 months of learning in math over the summer.
In Summer Math Loss: Why Kids Lose Math Knowledge, and How Families can Work to Counteract It, four recommendations are made for helping children retain math learning:
- Highlight math in everyday activities
- Read short math stories together
- Play math games
- Find small ways to practice math at home
For middle school students, Math Snacks can help reinforce math concepts through animations and games. Math Snacks are available free online.
Here’s a sample: