As you head off for summer break, get ready to have some math fun! Just as teachers encourage students to continue reading throughout the summer to retain reading skills, this same attention should be given to mathematics. Regular practice over the summer with problem solving, computation, and math facts will maintain and strengthen math gains made over the school year. Attached you will find a summer math activity to help your child be prepared for school in September.
On the Math BINGO board, you will find creative activities that include measuring and counting everyday objects, math riddles, basic facts practice and math web sites. The design of the activities on this board is for your child to have fun thinking and working collaboratively with you while communicating his/her mathematical ideas. While you are working on these activities, ask your child how he/she found that solution or why he/she chose that strategy. These activities help reinforce the concepts/skills your child learned this past year so that he/she can retain them over the summer.
The BINGO board consists of 25 ‘math’ boxes. Your child can choose which activities they would like to complete. If your child completes at least one BINGO row (5 boxes), they will receive a certificate in September. If your child completes the entire BINGO board, they will receive a prize in addition to the certificate. After completing a box, color it in and attach any work. All completed activities must be signed by you and returned to your child’s current teacher by Tuesday, September 12, 2017. (Grades 3-4- your new teacher; Grade 5- your math teacher).
The grade level BINGO boards will also be posted on the district’s website. Additional paper copies will be available at your child’s school through the month of June and at the Board of Education building during the summer.
If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to me. In addition, below is a list of helpful websites to use with your child at home to prepare them for the coming school year:
Grades 2 -5 Math/Science Supervisor - (908) 851-4416