Talley Middle School
Summer Math Exercises
During the summer, we are recommending that parents consider the following options to provide opportunities for their children to review concepts learned during the school year. Please use whatever works best for your child’s learning style.
The most important things are to practice mathematical skill sets. At the middle school level, it is so important that students have automatic knowledge of facts, operations, fractions, decimals, angles, and algebra concepts.
Below is a list of tools to assist in your child’s learning:
Summer Bridge Workbooks – can be purchased online or at Barnes and Noble.
Summer Skills Workbooks – can be purchased online or at Barnes and Noble.
DreamBox – This is an online option that can be purchased for a monthly fee ($12.95). What I like about this option is that it gives your child a pre-test and then assigns lessons based on where your child is mathematically.
TenMarks – Is another online resource for a fee. It gives a pre-test and then assigns lessons for children based on the pre-test.
IXL- This an online option that can be purchased for a monthly fee. This site works on skill sets by grade and concepts.
Khan Academy – is a free online option. What I like about this site is that there a videos that show your child how to do mathematical problems.
Free iPad apps – there are many options for your children to explore and use. For example, “FlashToPass” allows students to practice all four operations at different levels. “Thinking Blocks” are free apps that help children learn how to model and solve word problems.
Scratch Programming – You can download the application free at scratch.mit.edu, and it’s available for both Macs and PCs. The latest Scratch version, Scratch 2.0, can be accessed online or downloaded.