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Summer Edition – No Summer Sliding Here in Math

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Summer Edition – No Summer Sliding Here in Math

prevent summer slide in math
If you were training for the Olympics or some special event for a year, would you take a three month break, just because you can?  Not if you want to win.  If your kiddos are like mine I am sure they are concerned with summer camps and endless days of hanging out with friends and family with no particular agenda in mind.  That’s all well and good, but summer time is also the time to prevent summer learning loss – to keep minds fresh and ready for knowledge.  PTSY will offer learning activities from now until the end of summer to help you prevent cobwebs from creating learning blockages in the brain.  This week the focus is math…enjoy and here's to closing the achievement gap!

 

Bonus! All math activities presented here are based on Common Core State Standards:

 

For the Big Kids:

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Statistics & Probability

summer slide moms tips high school math statistcs

Teens asking, What’s the point of statistics? Tell them to think about the movie Moneyball. Or better yet, let them know the importance of learning statistics by telling them about Justin Zormelo, the founder of Best Ball Analytics.  Zormelo uses statistics to analyze basketball stats for college and professional basketball teams.  He’s worked with Kevin Durant, Dwyane Wade and Shaquille O’Neal just to name a few.

 

 

Have your high schooler try out this statistics problem on Batting Averages (from PBS Teachers).  Check the answers here when you’re finished:

summer slide moms tips high school math statistcs

 

 

 

 

For the elementary kids:

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Old Elementary -Solve multiplication word problems.

summer slide moms tips elementary math addition and subtraction

First make sure your child understands the concept of multiplication.  This is a great way below:
Egg carton math. Find an egg carton and some type of little objects. These could be pennies, beads, buttons, paper clips, raw macaroni, mini-pompoms... whatever. When you say and write a problem, such as 3 x 4, have your child display this problem using different sections of the egg carton to hold each group.
Hint: Tell your child to think of the X in a multiplication problem as meaning "groups of." So 3 x 4 is "3 groups of 4."
After your kiddo is good on the concept of multiplication, make sure they are strong on multiplication facts.  Tired of the ‘old school’ multiplication table? Try AB Math Lite App multiplication section:
 Solve multiplication and division word problems parents tips
Check for understanding of multiplication word problems: 
summer slide moms tips elementary math addition and subtraction
 
Shena wants to invite 10 friends over for a slumber party.  She wants to make sure that each guest has 2 slices of cheese pizza.  How many pizza slices will she need?
Jackson, KJ and Jonathan want to have a water gun fight.  Each person has 3 water guns.  How many water guns are there total?
Jaliah, Charlie, Jeffrey and Laila each are allowed to watch two television shows.  How many television shows will all four get to watch? 
Find more multiplication word problems here
 
Young Elementary - Add and subtract within 20

summer slide moms tips elementary math addition and subtraction

 

For example:  8 + 6 = 8 + 2 + 4 = 10 + 4 = 14) or 13 – 4 = 13 – 3 – 1 = 10 – 1 = 9

Splash Math app is great for practice.  The preview is free and then there is a cost to continue.

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For the Preschool and Kindergarten kids:

summer slide parenting elementary addition subtraction

Number Names & Count Sequence & Count forward starting at any number
Use this chart and with the Word version of Learning to Count Numbers in Sequence you can switch out the numbers to make sure your kiddo can start and stop counting at any number
 summer slide parenting kindergarten counting from 1 to 20

 

Check for understanding with the AB Math Lite App

 summer slide parenting kindergarten counting from 1 to 20

  • Click on ’Bubbles’
  • Choose ‘Classical’
  • Chose the ‘bubble’ type your prefer
  • Have your kiddo click on the bubbles from smallest to the biggest number

 

Write numbers from 0 to 20
Get started with numbers 1-10 with this great video:

 

 

What kind of math will you and the kiddos work on this summer?

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