Summer Math Activities (MS)

Hello from the Middle School Math Department!

Summer is a time for fun in the sun and exciting adventures, for resting, and for recharging. It can also be a time for the Summer Math Slip. Students who practice math even a little bit can help retain what they learned during the previous year. We do not have a “math packet”, but we do have a list of helpful websites and related articles for families looking to avoid or alleviate the Summer Math Slip.  

Please dedicate time over the summer to using your math skills. Resting, recharging, and adventuring can include using math skills, whether it is by being in charge of the family budget; calculating arrival time on a road trip using distance and traveling speeds; being the banker when playing monopoly; or playing uno pool side. And we hope you can establish the right timing and schedule for you and your family to practice math using these resources below. 

We hope this list inspires you and your family to take steps to do a little more math this Summer.

Thank you,
The Thayer Academy Middle School Math Department

Math practice websites

https://webmathminute.com/
This is one of the best for math facts – can be done every day for 10 minutes or less
 
https://www.desmos.com/
We used in class, you will need to set up a home account for access
 
https://www.khanacademy.org/
Great for all kinds of practice
 
https://phet.colorado.edu/
Offers interactive practice sessions

Returning 6th, 7th, and 8th graders will still have access to DreamBox for summer math practice. Please use your clever.com account.

More ideas and strategies for practicing math during the summer

https://www.gse.harvard.edu/news/uk/16/06/summer-math-loss

https://kateshomeschoolmath.com/12-cheap-and-easy-summer-math-options/

https://alexandertutoring.com/how-to-get-better-at-math-over-the-summer/