In years past I have made math packets for my students, but this year I gave them a list of activities and ideas instead. I'd like to do the same for you here, along with a few additional ideas.
Over the summer QAE students have access to all online programs that the school uses, and that they have an account with:
Continued use of these programs, during the summer months, will help keep the math part of your child's brain active, and the concepts fresh.
Along the same vein, one of my favorite apps for practicing Fact Fluency is Quick Math.
In keeping with the title of this blog post (which I borrowed from Emma's mom) I wanted to share ideas and activities that bring "fun" into learning about and experiencing math. I hope you find at least one that works for you and your student. I would love to hear back from you about your experiences with any of the following as well.
Talking Math With Your Kids
This is a fantastic website/blog by Christopher Danielson, a math teacher and dad. Even though he is a teacher, he writes and shares information for parents. I really recommend checking it out or even subscribing to his posts.
The Summer of Math
This summer Christopher Danielson (from Talking Math With Your Kids) started a cool subscription service that delivers all sorts of "mathy fun" to your door step through the summer months.
Bedtime Math has so many things to offer! There's the website which has activities and information. There's the app, and their Twitter feed. And of course the books.
K-2 Estimation Tasks
Which One Doesn't Belong - another from Christopher Danielson
Math Photo Challenge 2016 - I am so sad to always miss this one, as I am in AK during the summers with very limited internet. You can also find this on Twitter using the #mathphoto16 hashtag, as well as on Flickr.
OK, that's a wrap. Let the "Summer Math Fun" begin!