Sunday, June 14, 2015

Keep Math Skills Sharp Over the Summer!


It's summer vacation - a time to relax, read, and have lots of fun!  I wanted to share with you some links and ideas on how to keep your kids' math skills sharp over the summer.  I collected online websites, apps, fun ideas, and printables. I am sure you can save some of these ideas for when you go back to the classroom as well.  Enjoy!

1. Math Magician 

 
This site is AMAZING!  I use it during the school year to create some friendly competition among my students.  You can review addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, time, and many other topics.  Click here to view the full list.  Make sure to bookmark this site!

2. MangaHigh

This is my FAVORITE math website to use during free choice in my classroom.  It has the most engaging, fun, educational games!!  Two of my favorite are pictured below (Sundae Times Lite and Flower Power). PEDMAS Blaster Lite is pretty cool too!  Who am I kidding, I also love the Pyramid Panic Lite game..it reviews perimeter!!!  This site is FREE :)


3. Free Apps

1. Marble Math Lite (free) - This is a pretty fun game.  It involves puzzles and multiplication practice.  If your child really enjoys it, they do have a paid version that practices other skills ($2.99).




2. Sushi Monster (free) - Review multiplication facts

3. Mayan Multiplication (free) - The free version has 2 out of the 5 games unlocked.  If your child enjoys them, you can unlock them all for (2.99).  

4. Fun, Interactive Activities

If you are looking for something different (not computer) check out the following sites.  They have some fun, interactive ways to keep math fresh!

  1. 15 math games for grades 3-5
  2. 10 tips to sharpen math skills
  3. Water Balloon Math

5.  Math Practice Sheets

If you are looking for practice sheets, check out a couple of resources from my store.  

Create a Multiplication Math Book
Complete some fun Math Sorts!


Thanks for reading!  I hope you and your children enjoy your summer :)