Preventing Summer Slide
Extensive research has been conducted about the Summer Math Slide in the last 100 years. Some reports indicate that students can lose as much as 2.6 months of grade level equivalency in mathematical computation skills. Shafer says that parents often overlook the presence of math in everyday activities.
One way to give students experiences with math over the summer is to have them use online learning platforms (Luke, Simone and Francisco). One great platform for practicing math concepts is Fog Stone Isle. These engaging math games give students the opportunity to practice realistic applications of fraction operations.
In Evergreen School District, students play Fog Stone Isle during class, and at home as part of their homework. Teachers report increased engagement, and better performance on tests.
This summer, Cignition is offering extra incentives for students that sign up and play regularly. Check it out at
Luke, Christina, ChristaM. Simone, and Aubrey T. Francisco. "Rapid Cycle Pilots: Summer Edtech Programs". Digital Promise. N.p., 2017. Web. 23 May 2017.
Shafer, Leah. "Summer Math Loss". Usable Knowledge. N.p., 2016. Web. 23 May 2017.
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