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Did you know that the typical child, regardless of socioeconomic status, loses approximately 2.6 months of grade-level equivalency in math skills over the summer months each year?*

A fun way to keep math skills sharp over the summer is by joining the Summer Math Challenge, a FREE math-skills program designed for students who have just completed first through eighth grade. The Summer Math Challenge can help your child retain math skills learned during the school year and keep them on the path towards college and careers.

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.”


“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] enriches and improves my child’s math skills in a way that is fun and exciting for him.”

“The summer math challenge was great…the exercises were right on target and fun.”

Join In

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*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.