Earlier this week, we posted about our Summer Reading program and how it helps prevent the summer slide. However, reading isn’t the only skill that may atrophy during the summer — math skills can also take a big hit. To help retain those important math skills your kids learned during the school year, the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is encouraging students to enroll in the Missouri Summer Math Challenge.
Parents of children entering grades 2-8 can enroll here. The challenge will take place over the course of six weeks, with each week focusing on a different grade-appropriate math concept. Parents will receive daily emails with resources and activities to help reinforce that week’s skill. You don’t have to be a math whiz to participate, as each activity will have real-world applications and be fun for everyone. You can read sample emails here.
Once you’ve completed the Summer Math Challenge, you can download a completion certificate here.
Be sure to sign up for Summer Reading at the branch nearest you, and keep an eye out for all the exciting programs we’ll be offering to help challenge yourself this summer!