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Preventing the Summer Slide Summer Solutions is the natural extension of Simple Solutions. We like to think of it as our “fifth quarter” or “third semester.” Without ongoing review and practice over the summer break, children forget much of what they learned during the previous school year. Summer Solutions closes that summer learning gap. Each […]

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End the Summer Slide with Summer Solutions

Ahh, summer! Who doesn’t look forward to a couple months of warmth, sunshine, and some well-deserved R&R? Don’t worry, it’ll be here before you know it. But, as it so often goes, with the good comes the bad–the summer slide. The Research Parents, teachers, and researchers all know that summer learning loss, or the summer […]

Summer Solutions – Teacher Perspective

No More “Summer Packets” All teachers are aware that summer learning loss is real. In fact, many teachers take a pro-active approach to curb that loss by creating summer reading lists or putting together “packets” of enrichment or reinforcement worksheets for kids to complete over the summer. All activities have the same goal: keep students […]

What does Summer Solutions offer?

Looking for a way to make sure your child’s math and language skills stay sharp this summer? Summer Solutions is the answer. “The summer slide,” “summer learning loss,” “summer brain drain”—these are all names for a phenomenon parents and teachers know all too well. Over summer break, students can forget as much as two months’ […]

More Summer Solutions Scholars!

In August, Bright Ideas Press introduced you to our first ever Summer Solutions Scholars.  Recently I received pictures of these beautiful girls spending minutes a day working on their Summer Solutions.  I want to introduce you to these new Summer Solutions Scholars. Megan and Emma are sisters who worked on Level 2 Summer Solutions in […]

Magic Square

Magic squares have been around for thousands of years.  Share this fun and ancient problem solving activity with your kids.  For more math fun, check out our Mathematics line! Select a link below for a printer friendly version. June 2012 Magic Square Worksheet June 2012 Magic Square Solution Simple Solutions Common Core Math Worksheet Generator […]

Garage Sale Summer Math

You have only a limited amount of money to spend at a garage sale. What combinations of goods can you buy without going over your limit? The file below contains the story problem worksheets. For more help with problem solving, check out our Problem Solving series. Click Here to Get the Garage Sale Math File! Simple […]

Problem Solving

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 […]

Today’s Study Skills Lesson: What are Primary and Secondary Sources?

Students can use the summer break to shore up their study skills and prepare for middle school and high school with this 30-lesson summer workbook. All educational standards require students to be able to read and comprehend nonfiction passages at grade level, write objective summaries of nonfiction text, and use context clues to determine the […]

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. Click here for the Pre-K level. The Summer Solutions Pre-K Math and Language Arts book is for students entering kindergarten. This 30-lesson […]