Beat the Summer Slide with Summer Math Programs
May 30, 2018
Beat the Summer Slide with Summer Math Programs: Summer Learning Prevents Loss of Up to
Two and a Half Months of Math Knowledge!
Summer learning loss is a pheno- menon parents and educators have long acknowledged as a significant setback to academic achievement.
Researchers at Johns Hopkins University found that math proficiency is particularly susceptible to the summer learning slide. Students lose two to
two and a half months of the math computational skills they learned during the school year!
The summer slide can also have long-lasting effects on a student’s academic life.
According to Johns Hopkins
School of Education, a child’s summer learning experiences during his or her elementary school years can have later- life consequences, including high school curriculum placement, whether kids drop out of high school, and whether they attend college.
Experts widely agree that summer math studies provide a solution. Studies have shown that students
who attend summer programs with
a math component score higher on math tests the following school year than students unable to participate in summer instruction. Incorporating math studies into a student’s summer routine brings other significant benefits.
“Take advantage of the more relaxed environment of summer break
By Vipul Bhatt, Owner West Chester Mathnasium
as a golden opportunity to improve math performance,” suggests Larry Martinek, Chief Instructional Officer at Mathnasium (www.mathnasium.com).
“During summer break, children have a lot of unstructured time, allowing them to unplug their busy minds and become more focused. These are ideal conditions for effectively absorbing new information and having a sudden ‘aha’ moment when concepts click into place. We have found the summer months to be a great opportunity for students to work on mathematics and have seen children make great strides with a serious commitment of just two to three hours a week.”
Contact us at or visit us online at www.mathnasium. com/glenmills to schedule summer sessions and combat the summer slide! 610-358-5555