Summer Edition – No Summer Sliding Here 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:Statistics & Probability 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:
For the elementary kids:Old Elementary -Solve multiplication word problems. AB Math Lite App multiplication section: Check for understanding of multiplication word problems: 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
For example: 8 + 6 = 8 + 2 + 4 = 10 + 4 = 14) or 13 – 4 = 13 – 3 – 1 = 10 – 1 = 9Splash Math app is great for practice. The preview is free and then there is a cost to continue.
For the Preschool and Kindergarten kids: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
Check for understanding with the AB Math Lite App
- 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: