Dear Parents and Families,
As we keep hearing in the news, we are in unprecedented times. We have never experienced a time in education like this. Thank you for all the amazing support you have given your child during distance learning. We know that everyone is in need of a break from online learning, however it is more important than ever that our children stay engaged in learning this summer.
Summertime is a great time to help children investigate mathematical concepts in a variety of exciting ways. Playing games, telling math stories, solving real world problems, and using technology are just a few fun ways to help our students retain their number sense and to further develop their computational fluency.
Attached are activity menus for each grade level with a variety of ways your child can engage in math activities this summer. We encourage each child to try to complete as many squares as they can on the menu for the grade level they are entering in the fall over the course of the summer. Squares can be colored in or circled to indicate which activities were completed. Please take a picture of your completed menu and submit it on the Summer Learning Google Classroom.
Want a challenge? Every week a new set of math problems will be posted to our Summer Learning Google Classrooms. Take a look, try solving the problems, and then complete the Google Form so we can keep track of the amount of Math that the Madison community is doing this summer. If you haven’t already signed up for your child’s grade level Summer Learning Google Classroom, you may do so with the following class code:
- Entering Grades 1 - 3 : Summer Learning Google Classroom class code: cbjljso
- Entering Grades 4 - 5 : Summer Learning Google Classroom class code: vrlyzqu
Happy Learning! Best wishes for a safe, fun-filled, mathematical summer!
- 1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
- 2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively
- 3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
- 4. Model with mathematics.
- 5. Use appropriate tools strategically.
- 6. Attend to precision.
- 7. Look for and make use of structure.
- 8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.