Summer Math Challenge
The typical student, regardless of socioeconomic status, loses approximately 2.6 months of grade-level equivalency in math skills over the summer months each year.*
You can help students keep their math skills sharp over the summer by encouraging families to join the Summer Math Challenge, a FREE math-skills program designed for students who have just completed first through eighth grade. The Summer Math Challenge helps students retain math skills learned during the school year and continue to navigate the path to success in college and career.
How It Works
For six weeks in the summer, parents receive daily emails with fun activities and links to educational resources. When the program ends, parents can print an award certificate to celebrate their child’s summer math accomplishment!
What People are Saying
Here’s what previous participants are saying about the Summer Math Challenge:
“As a parent and educator, I am thankful to know there is a program to help students maintain, improve, and/or enhance their math skills over the summer.”
“[The Summer Math Challenge] enriches and improves my child’s math skills in a way that is fun and exciting for him.”
“I think that this is a great COST-EFFECTIVE activity for ALL parents. I look forward to each activity so that I have “scheduled learning” time for the summer with my daughter.”
“The summer math challenge was great…the exercises were right on target and fun.”
*Cooper, H., Nye, B., Charlton, K., Lindsay, J., & Greathouse, S. (1996). The effects of summer vacation on achievement test scores: A narrative and meta-analytic review. Review of Educational Research, 66(3), 227-268.