Additional Math Pages & Resources

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Staying Fit Over the Summer Break

Help your students stay mentally and physically active over the summer months with math practice and lots of outdoor exercise. You may want to send home a list of summer suggestions to give parents some tools to avoid family boredom, burnout and the summer slump.

Excel Math Summer Lessons are an inexpensive way to keep your students learning math over the summer break. Read more on our previous blog post: Summer, A Season of Math Learning. Then take a look at lesson samples for Pre-Kindergarten through Pre-7th Grade at www.excelmath.com.

Students can hone their math skills with online Timed Basic Fact Practice, electronic flashcards, and games such as math Bingo. They can work on addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, or a combination of all four operations and then try to beat their personal best score. You can encourage parents to start a neighborhood math play group with these online math games and resources for students of all ages:

Calculation Nation - log in as a guest or get an account and play against others
Multiplication Jeopardy Game
The BBC has lots of creative online games at http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/maths/number/
Quizlet Electronic Flashcards