Dear Students and Parents,
Summer is a time to relax, enjoy the outdoors, spend time with your family, read some great books AND… do some math! Research shows that students who continue to engage in activities that involve math skills, problem solving and critical thinking activities during the summer months are better prepared for their next school year. These activities can be embedded in your daily routines, a choice of what you engage in, and something that you enjoy!
Included in this packet is a wide variety of activities from which to choose; links to websites in which you can play games, some to practice your computational skills, a list of ideas for math projects, and books to read that involve math, to name a few!
While the materials included here are not a summer requirement, we do encourage you to try some of them. Get together with some friends and have a logic party, bring along some puzzles on a long car ride or have a friendly “Kakooma” (see inside) competition! Have some fun with math this summer ~ you’ll be glad you did!
Happy Summer Vacation!
Mrs. Gartland, K-8 Mathematics Supervisor
Your Present and Future mathematics teachers