Mitigate Learning Loss with Our Summer Workbooks
Over the summer, students lose nearly 40% of their total school year gains. Known as “summer learning loss,” this phenomenon can severely impact your child’s ability to succeed in subsequent grade levels. Luckily, there’s a solution that can help reduce the effects of summer learning loss. With our summer workbooks, students can regularly revisit important concepts and keep them fresh in their mind for the upcoming school year. Learn more about our materials below, or reach out to our team for more information.
Why Use Our Summer Workbooks?
Simple Solutions classroom sets are only sold to schools or certified home schools. However, anyone can buy our Summer Solutions workbooks for their children. At the end of the school year, parents can purchase the book for the grade level their child just completed. Our lessons can be spread out over the summer break to prevent children from forgetting important concepts. Similarly, if a child is struggling during the school year, parents can purchase the previous year’s book to help shore up their skills.
When deciding between our standards-based or original workbooks, parents should purchase the book that aligns with what their school uses. If the school doesn’t use Simple Solutions, samples on our website can help you decide, or you can reach out to our team for clarification.
How the Simple Solutions Approach Works
Our summer workbooks use three time-tested, research-based strategies to help students retain information. Using these methods—retrieval practice, spacing, and interleaving—our workbooks are the perfect solution to set your children up for success.
All of our Summer Solutions require students to repeatedly retrieve information from memory. The mental effort they exert during this process strengthens their neural pathways and makes it easier to recall information in the future.
Our lessons spread retrieval practice out over time, which encourages long-term retention. With practice, students will gain a deep understanding of the material and can better transfer the information to new situations.
The Simple Solutions approach is different from traditional textbooks and workbooks. The standard educational materials use massed (blocked) practice. That is, they go over one concept at a time and move onto the next. Our approach revisits material that’s already been taught, and students must decide which strategy they’ll use to answer each question.