Children can lose more than two months of grade level equivalency in math over the summer, North Penn School District cautions
Shared By Justin Heinze (Patch Staff) - July 31, 2017 5:49 pm ET
LANSDALE, PA — Children can lose more than two months of grade level equivalency in math over the summer, the North Penn School District cautions.
That's why they're working to offer ways to stem "summer learning loss" by encouraging students to practice math during their off months.
Many students have access to the Moby Max website (http://www.mobymax.com/), which their teachers provided during the school year. On the Moby Max site, children are able to access lessons that are designed to match their learning needs. They are also able to practice basic facts. Retaining fact recall over the summer is important in being prepared to move ahead in math during the coming school year, the district said.
They also advised watching math enrichment videos on Youtube and accessing programing on Kids.gov and at the Khan Academy.
The district said the exercises are good for the developing mind of any child regardless of their career path, as they are often about logic and learning to think ahead. North Penn said that future scientists, lawyers, carpenters, and any number of other fields of expertise could benefit from these activities.
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