Summer vacation can be a dangerous slippery slope for kids who aren’t kept engaged and active. Research shows students lose approximately 2.6 months of math knowledge over the summer due to the fact that many students don’t think about math as existing outside of the classroom. This leaves kids struggling to catch up in the fall.
A summer math camp can keep these children from falling behind. Additionally, for children who love math and envision a STEM career, dedicating a few weeks of summer to focus on enhancing problem solving, analytical, and critical thinking skills, can be life altering. Here are some other benefits of attending summer math camp:
LEARNING IS FUN
Instead of sitting at a desk for hours with a strict curriculum and repetitive lessons, kids engage in activities and games that teach them how math applies to many real-world situations. Even if a child never goes into a STEM career, the insight they gain during camp helps them as an overall learner.
DEVELOP SOCIAL SKILLS
Math camp is often the first time children discover peers who also love all the challenges posed by mathematics. During camp, they learn how to socially interact with one another and work together. These new friendships may endure long after camp has concluded and become a basis of a network they tap during college and beyond.
SPARKS A PASSION
Because camp seems more like weeks of fun rather than learning, it broadens a student’s horizons. Kids often walk away with a greater appreciation and interest in math, better problem-solving skills, and confidence in facing academic challenges. It can trigger a life-long interest in mathematics.
Your child can experience all of these benefits with Camp Mathnasium, a 5 day morning camp from 9am to 12pm for students entering grades 1 through 6. There are two one-week options for Summer 2023: June 26th-30th or July 10th-14th. The price for each camp is just $249 per student! Students already enrolled in our normal Mathnasium program this summer will receive a $50 discount! Stick around for the next blog for more information.