Math Practice in the Summer

May is finally here.  This school year is coming to an end, and it looks like we will be back to “normal” (whatever that is) next year.  Summer is a time for kids to explore, relax, and participate in unstructured fun. However, it is also important that children do not lose the educational momentum they gained during the past year.  Reading, solving math problems, crafting, and journaling will help your child maintain these important skills. A few minutes of review each day will save you and your kids months of frustration when they return to the classroom in the fall.

Math Practice

According to Psychology Today, students can lose one to three months of learning in math over the summer. Finding the appropriate math practice can be difficult. Each Summer Solutions lesson reviews a variety of skills and uses three research-based strategies: retrieval practice, spacing, and interleaving. Combining these strategies makes Summer Solutions the perfect all-inclusive workbook for your child.

“The evidence is clear: Children do forget skills and knowledge learned in the previous school year, and research is telling us more about the factors that contribute to those losses. But if families and educators encourage kids to stay engaged in learning throughout the summer, students may not only maintain but improve their knowledge.”

Psychology Today – July 6, 2020

Summer Solutions Math Workbooks.

Summer Solutions math workbooks are available in grades K to 8 in both the Standards-Based and Original series. There is also a Pre-K Math workbook for the kids who will be entering kindergarten in the fall. Click on the cover of each book to learn more and see sample pages.

Standards-Based Math
Original Mathematics
Pre-K Mathematics

Free Downloads

Click on the images to download a spring math practice worksheet!

Grade 2 Math Worksheet
Answer Key
Grade 5 Math Worksheet
Answer Key

This summer, help your child stay academically engaged with less screen time and more sunshine.

About the author


Lori L does many things here at Simple Solutions, including writing blogs and math problems. She has an Elementary Education degree from Cleveland State University and taught many grades during her 15 years at St. Paschal Baylon School in Ohio, the first school that ever used Simple Solutions. She and her husband have two amazing children. She loves all things Cleveland including the Cleveland Ballet, Cavs, Indians, and even the Browns.

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