Summer Resources for Families




Below are several resources that can offer fun and creative ways to engage with mathematics over the summer vacation. 


RCSS Summer Flyers:

Created by the RCSS K-5 Instruction Department, these flyers offer multiple ways parents can reinforce math and reading skills over the summer. Several online summer programs and interactive websites are also included on the flyer. Copies of the flyers will be provided and sent home with students during the last week of school. 


Summer Activities and Word Problems:

The National Council for Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) offers monthly word problems for grades K-2, 3-4, and 5-6. (Several are attached.)  These problems are fun and challenging and include summertime topics about the beach, traveling, extreme math adventures, road trips, flowers, and swimming.



NCDPI Math Games:

The NCDPI Mathematics Department created summertime bookmarks.  These bookmarks encourage parents and students to keep a math journal over the summer and include a website where parents and students can access math games.  The games can be played during the summer to review basic math skills.   



Summer Math Challenge:

The Summer Math Challenge is a free, six-week, email-based math skills program for students who have finished first through eighth grades. As a part of the program, parents receive daily emails with fun, targeted activities and resources to help children retain the math skills learned during the previous school year. Resources including flyers, posters, and banners and sample emails can be found at the website.



Greg Tang Math Challenge:

In the Greg Tang Math Challenge, students progress through a grade level game board by completing online games at GregTangMath.com.  Leveled game boards, math puzzles (included with the game boards), and parent letters are available on the website.  Students who complete the challenge can be entered into a prize drawing. 



Have a wonderful summer!