Summertime means fun and no school! No school means students can potentially lose some of the knowledge they have learned throughout the course of the school year, up to 1 month of math skills! [read more here]. So, what are some fun ways to keep students learning while having fun during the summer?
Math Geek Mama has a monthly problem of the day students can complete. The problems are quick and can even have a fun summer theme to them!
The summer usually brings about beautiful warm weather, so sitting inside working on math problems may not be the most exciting option. When outside is calling your name, bring math with you! Creative Family Fun has a great article with many different games and activities to do outside with math! Hopscotch is a great game to play to practice math skills, or trees are a great way to practice measuring skills!
Another great option that can provide a more in depth way for students to practice math throughout the summer is DIY math summer camp. It is a fun way to create a comprehensive program for students and is budget friendly! What Do We Do All Day has a 6 six-week math program ideal for summer math fun.
Another fun activity is to use pool noodles to learn fractions! We Are Teachers has a great lesson plan to create these pool noodle fractions. Clever Catch is a great product to use in the pool as well! These giant beach balls are filled with different math questions to ask.
What is your favorite way to help students retain their math skills during the summer? Leave a comment below and let us know!