Most students will lose hard-earned math skills during summer vacation, but you can avoid summer brain drain by incorporating fun, multisensory math activities into your summer plans.
Hit the Road: If you’re taking a road trip, map out the route with your child and have him estimate the number of miles using the map scale.
Cooking Up Fun: Encourage your child to help out with cooking and baking. Let him do the measuring, and then compare various measurements and quantities.
On Deck: There are many kid-friendly card games that include basic math skills. For a list of engaging games, check the link below for Acing Math (One Deck at a Time):
Chalk Art: Use sidewalk chalk to create a colorful number line. You and your child can practice skip-counting and addition and subtraction skills by walking forward and backward on the number line.
Math Twister: This is a great rainy-day activity. Place numbers on the colored circles of a Twister mat and call out math facts. For example, you might say “3 + 4” and the players need to find a circle with a “7” on it.
Summer Math Camp: Join in the fun with a small group of peers while reinforcing critical math skills through engaging, hands-on, theme-based activities. Rocking Reading & Megahit Math for grades 1,2, 3 and 4
Whether you choose one or all of these great activities, you can solve the “math problem” for, and with, your child this summer.