On average, all students, regardless of socioeconomic status, lose approximately 2.6 months of grade level equivalency in mathematical computation over the summer months each year.* The loss students may encounter this summer could far exceed this average.
The effects of summer reading loss have been well documented, but did you know that summer math loss is an even bigger problem?
Summer math loss is more pronounced than summer reading loss. While reading loss seems associated with household income, students lose math ability during summer break regardless of income levels. Because math practice is less intuitive and more technical than reading practice, parents are more likely to read with their children than practice math skills.
To help encourage our students and their parents to take an active role in this learning and reviewing process, I would like to share several opportunities for our students to continue growing mathematically during the summer.
Our goal is for our students to love mathematics and see it as a part of their daily lives. By having an opportunity to see mathematics each day during the summer, hopefully our students will return with the solid mathematics foundation our students were able to establish this year. Again, we encourage you to spend some time this summer engaging in mathematics, making math F-U-N and let’s see if we can put an end to summer mathematics loss!
Please click on the link below to access summer activities to prevent the "summer slide"