The summer break from is a wonderful time to have fun, play outdoors and take a break from school. Unfortunately, students can fall into the ‘Summer Slide’ from not being active in learning and lose their Math knowledge from the prior school year. Math doesn’t always have to be about worksheets and homework problems. Summer can be a time to make learning fun for children.
Here are 5 great ideas to share:
1) Make Math an Outdoor Activity: Why not enjoy the sun and learn as the same time. There a ton of great games to play and learn outdoors for a variety of different age levels. If your child loves colouring and art, don’t miss this list.
2) Use Real Life Examples: Show your children how important addition, subtraction, multiplication and division is to every day life. Next time you go grocery shopping, add up the items before the register. If you are going to the bank, learn about financial literacy and count your savings or withdrawals. Cooking or baking is a great time to learn about measurement. Any driving trip can be a lesson in distance, time and counting.
3) Play Math Games: There are ton of great games to help prepare your son or daughter for the fall. Below our some of our favourites:
- Math Games / PBS Kids
- What Coins Do I Have
- Motion Math Games
- Math Play – Online Games
- Bounce Count
- Number of the Week
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4) Lego: Everyone loves playing with Lego, but there are great ways to use it for learning. Lego teaches children fractions, arrays and mean, median and mode. To see how Lego can be used with fractions, click on the video below:
5) Math Apps: These are a great fun for children to learn in a fun and interactive way. Below are some of our favourites for students of all ages:
- Let’s Do Math
- Math Drills
- Motion Math Zoom
- Elevated Math
- Math Ref
To see our full list with descriptions and links, click here