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Math Strategy: Look for a Pattern

Count within 1,000; skip-count by 5s, 10s, and 100s; identify and explain patterns in arithmetic.  Find more standards-based summer practice here.

The files below are at a second grade and a Pre-K level.

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Math Strategy

The Summer Solutions Pre-K Math and Language Arts book is for students entering kindergarten. This 30-lesson workbook presents and reinforces many of the basic skills needed to prepare a child for Kindergarten, such as recognizing and forming letters and numbers, understanding consonant and vowel sounds, identifying shapes and colors, sequencing story events, extending patterns, counting, and rhyming. Ongoing practice ensures retention of the language arts and math skills covered in preschool. By completing just one lesson three days a week, the child will enter kindergarten ready to begin learning new material right away.


Click here for the Second Grade level.

Math Strategy

Summer Solutions Problem Solving provides a way to bridge the summer learning gap while developing fluency with a range of problem-solving strategies. The strategies covered include Make an Organized List, Guess and Check, Solve a Simpler Equation, Design a Table or Chart, Work Backward, Write an Equation, Find a Pattern, Make a Model, Act It Out, and Use Logical Reasoning. The 30-lesson workbook is an excellent mathematics resource for instruction and practice with grade-appropriate mathematics skills. By completing one lesson three days a week, students prepare to return to school ready to address word problems by employing a variety of problem solving strategies.

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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