Frontier Middle School Summer Math
Welcome to the Frontier Middle School Summer Math Website
Through the years many parents have asked what can be done over the summer to maintain skills and develop mathematical thinking. There are a few options for families.
The Middle School math teachers have created a website to help your child retain his/her skills and to provide valuable practice over the summer. You should feel free to discuss the work with your child. Math discussions are an important way for students to remember and retain concepts. Students may enjoy working with peers or parents as they practice. Again, this website is simply an opportunity for your child to maintain skills. The website is on the Frontier Regional School website. The website includes: math in everyday life, math in games, math websites, and skill review packets.
A few things to note:
- Our goal is to provide work for students seeking to keep their math skills sharp over the summer.
- Packets will not be graded.
- Packets are optional but homework passes will be given out by the math teachers to anyone who shows they have worked on the packet over the summer.
- Students may get help from sibling, parent, etc.
- If a student doesn’t know how to do a certain problem in the packet, it’s OK to try it and move on to another problem.
- It is OK to print the packet and/or use extra paper if more space is needed to work the problems of the packet.
Attached are some ideas of activities you can do every day with your child. The activities include everyday math and a list of games and websites that you can use with your child to assist the development of good math skills; such as spatial recognition, sequencing, patterns, logical deduction, visual memory and number facts. The games can help strengthen a mathematical foundation that is further developed within the math classroom. Most of the items on the list are commercial games. They are motivational and, with parent involvement, these games are an excellent way to get your child to communicate concepts while sharpening thinking skills. They also provide an opportunity for discussion and questions; encouraging your child to evaluate answers, draw conclusions and strengthen reasoning skills. Games are a low stress way to engage your child in math while developing necessary skills. Something as simple as playing cribbage daily will improve your child's number sense, addition skills and number recognition. We hope you will find time to use some of these suggestions and that you enjoy playing them.
If you would like a printable copy of a skill review packet, please contact the school to make arrangements to pick up the material.
Thank you for your support. We are looking forward to an exciting and enriching year with your child.
The Frontier Middle School Math Teachers
Mr. Colin Hosley
Mrs. Maureen Collins
Mrs. Polly Wozny
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