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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Staying Fit Over the Summer Break

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Help your students stay mentally and physically active over the summer months with math practice and lots of outdoor exercise. You may want to send home a list of summer suggestions to give parents some tools to avoid family boredom, burnout and the summer slump.

Excel Math Summer Lessons are an inexpensive way to keep your students learning math over the summer break. Read more on our previous blog post: Summer, A Season of Math Learning. Then take a look at lesson samples for Pre-Kindergarten through Pre-7th Grade at www.excelmath.com.

 

Students can hone their math skills with online Timed Basic Fact Practice, electronic flashcards, and games such as math Bingo. They can work on addition, subtraction, multiplicat ion, division, or a combination of all four operations and then try to beat their personal best score.

You can encourage parents to start a neighborhood math play group or a family game night with these online math games and resources for students of all ages:

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Calculation Nation - log in as a guest or get an account and play against others
Multiplication Jeopardy Game
The BBC has lots of creative online games at http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/maths/number/
Quizlet Electronic Flashcards 
Aplusmath.com
Math Playground
The Prime Pages (prime number research)
BBC Maths
Brainormous

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Since May is National Fitness Month, incorporate active math activities into your routine. Let your student keep track of the distance he can swim in a day or the score for beach volleyball or the passing (or running) yards in a football game. Also try some ideas from our previous blog post: National Fitness Month—Get Moving With Math. Encourage your students to stay physically as well as mentally active during their vacation. They should get plenty of rest, drink lots of liquids and eat healthy foods.

What do you do to encourage your students to keep up their math skills and stay mentally fit over the summer? Fill out the Comment box below to tell us.

New to Excel Math? Visit our sample pages to learn more and take a look at our proven math worksheets for students in Kindergarten through Grade 6.

Download our Sample Packet (or leave a comment below and we'll mail one to you) to get an overview of the Excel Math lessons.

Excel Math gives you the tools you need to help build confident, successful math students. Placement Tests are even available in English and in Spanish. (See our order form here.)

More than just worksheets, Excel Math lessons include hands-on visuals and manipulatives, stretches (brainteasers), cooperative learning activities, interactive opportunities (including Projectable Lessons) and a new Common Core Edition coming for fall. Walk through a lesson: www.excelmath.com/tour/tour01.html

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You might also like:

Helping Math Students Excel During the Transition to Common Core
Listen Up! Keeping Students' Attention
Bridging the Gap to Common Core Math
Summer: A Season of Math Learning

Learn about Excel Math Summer School.

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