Lawrence School Summer Math

Summer time is a great time to explore many non-academic interests, have fun outside, and visit with friends and family. It is a time to try new things, travel to new places, and to continue to work on areas you want to grow in.  We hope that you will set some goals this summer about mathematical things you want to learn more about and will find some ways to work toward those goals.

Just as with any learning you are doing, it is helpful to dive in and practice a little bit each day.  We trust you to work with your family to find a balance between new endeavors and a little bit of math exploration each day.  We recommend 10 – 20 minutes a day, 5 days a week.

To support you in your individual math goals for the summer we want to provide lots of different choices to explore.  This year, we are trying to save some trees and providing our summer math resources online at https://sites.google.com/psbma.org/mathisfun/home

If you are not able to access online tools over the summer, please let a math specialist know so we can get you paper resources before the end of the year. We will also leave paper copies of some resources in the Lawrence School office that you can access throughout the summer.

We will recognize your work toward your summer math goals in the fall with certificates and prizes.  Tell us about what you discover by recording at least 20 mathematical explorations you do this summer and bring your record to your classroom teacher in September to be recognized. Use the “Summer Math Recording Sheet” below to set goals for your summer work and record the activities that you do. You can record some of the ideas you find on the summer math site, or write about your own ideas.

Summer Math Recording Sheet

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jBNB4p66gZYGlaKOKiK3dK5lHIOBPsAchvRRFOmfZpQ/edit?usp=sharing

Summer Math Site

https://sites.google.com/psbma.org/mathisfun/home

 

On the Summer Math Website you will find:

Summer Math Assignments Calendars, Packets, and Online Challenges that suggest your summer practice for you
Puzzles and Games A selection of math puzzles and strategy games
Problem Solving and Other Explorations Choices of rich problems and math prompts to explore
Skill Practice A link to free grade level practice worksheets  – links to online skill practice games are still to come
Board Games A list of board games suggested by the Math Resource Center
Brookline School Math Websites Collections of math resources selected by other math specialists in Brookline and beyond

 

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