Summer Maths Learning Keeps Students On Track For Success

Jun 16, 2024

Incorporating consistent, enjoyable, and meaningful opportunities for maths learning into your children's summer plans could benefit them long after they bid summer break a fond farewell.

The reason: summer learning loss. This refers to the loss of skills all students experience when they don’t participate in educational activities over the summer holidays. In fact, summer learning loss has been extensively documented in studies dating as far back as 1906! According to researchers at Johns Hopkins University, maths proficiency is particularly susceptible to the summer slide, with students losing up to 8 weeks of learning over the summer months.

Additionally, a study conducted by the RAND Corporation states that summer learning loss is cumulative and can have far-reaching effects on a student’s long-term academic success. The good news is that it’s possible to stop this learning loss in its tracks and help your children retain concepts they learned throughout the school year. The RAND Corporation report notes the advantages of attending summer programmes and embracing summer learning opportunities, adding that “Programming needs to be high-quality, and students need to enrol and attend regularly.”

The fact is, summer presents valuable and often overlooked chances for students to dig deep and explore concepts not necessarily covered in school while learning at their own pace. With regular school year pressures on hold, summer could be the season your child discovers how fun learning maths can be! To get the most out of summer maths learning, pick a programme that…

Ramps up the fun factor… while ensuring that children make progress. The summer holidays are made for fun, so do your child a favour and pick a summer maths programme that specialises in creative, effective ways to teach maths; really makes concepts come alive; and allows your family to balance maths learning with non-academic summer activites. Provides individualised instruction in a comfortable, stress free environment. Summer is the time to break free of the constraints and limitations of a traditional classroom environment. Whether your child is far behind, performing at the right level, or in need of an extra challenge, a high quality maths program meets your child where they are and helps them get to where they want to be—with a smile!

Emphasises regular attendance and goal setting. Consistent learning over time is key to staving off the summer learning loss! A solid summer maths programme will help you and your child pinpoint learning goals and develop a steady plan of action to ensure progress without causing burnout.

Keeps you in the loop. Programme administrators should be enthusiastic communicators eager to provide you with regular updates about your child’s progress.

Committing to the right summer maths programme can help your child start the next school year on the right foot and gain long lasting confidence and a love of learning along the way.

Contact your local centre here to book your place on our Summer Sessions!

Here’s to a great summer!


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