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Hit the Ground Running With an After-school Math Program and Jumpstart Math Success!

Aug 23, 2019

Goodbye, summer… and hello to a brand new school year full of fun, learning, and potential! As you and your family navigate the back-to-school hustle and bustle of schedule changes, shopping, and charting an action plan for the year ahead, seeking math help may be the last thing on your mind. However, the start of the school year is actually an ideal time to enroll in an after-school math program. Here are five solid reasons why.

 

Summer learning loss is all too real! Many families opt to take an extended break from academics over summer break. However, many studies have documented the loss of skills all students experience when they don’t engage in educational activities over the summer—otherwise known as the “summer slide”. Math proficiency is especially susceptible. Furthermore, a RAND Corporation study reported the cumulative nature of summer learning loss—left unchecked, students could fall farther and farther behind as the years progress. Enrolling in an after-school math program shortly before or in the early days of the semester can help students ease back into mathematical thinking, decrease learning gaps, and set them up for a successful year of math!   

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