Announcing Splash Math Summer Program 2018

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This June, Splash Math launched the Summer Program 2018 with an expanded array of features – personalized math practice, weekly skill enrichment packs, interactive games, weekly reports, and a detailed diagnostics assessment – packaged into one program!

Splash Math Summer Program 2018

Programmed to help eliminate the strain of fast classroom learning, the summer lessons in Splash Math progress at a pace your child is comfortable with. Concepts are repeated and relayed several times, using different practice scenarios. This minimizes learning fatigue and keeps your child engaged in math for hours. Continue reading

Ice-creams, Ducks, Watermelons – Summer Math the Way Kids Love It

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Summer is fun time. It is synonymous with long-awaited family holidays, backyard picnics, poolside fun, Hollywood blockbusters, and just lazing around in the house. What is not to love when kids learn math with their favorite elements – Ice-creams, Ducks, and Watermelons.

While your 7- or 9-year old enjoys the summer fun, we are just a tad bit concerned about his increased screen time and learning loss during this time. Which is why we created the Summer Program that has been wildly popular among K-5 students in US.

Remember, kids who lack stimulating and substantial summer experiences could lose up to three months of learning from the previous school year. Summer vacations are a great time to help your kid make friends with math. That’s exactly what Splash Math App does so intuitively.

Math the Way Kids Love

This year, Splash Math is launching an expanded version of its annual summer program. It is designed to boost your kid’s confidence in math and keep her engaged through the sultry afternoons. The Summer Program is something children would love to get their hands on. You could sneak in some math practice without letting them know. Make the most of this summer and keep your child happy and ahead in math! Continue reading

4 Summer School Teaching Ideas That Students Would Love

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As teachers, you would be familiar with the reluctance that comes with the words – summer school. Students are eager to bid farewell to school, hoping they wouldn’t have to see the inside of a classroom for another two months at least.

However, what this means for teachers is a considerable amount of time spent during fall on recapitulating what was taught in the last grade. Research shows that teachers spend at least 6 weeks re-teaching previous grade’s material to bring students back to the level they were on when they went for summer break.

Summer Learning with Teachers

Of course, the logical solution to this problem is to keep students learning during the summer break, something that doesn’t go too well with students. Now, how do you do this in a way that brings smiles on your students’ faces? A summer camp that is equal parts learning and equal parts fun! We bring to you some really exciting and creative curriculum ideas that you can implement for your class this summer and see them smiling ear to ear when you mention summer school next year. Continue reading

The Mechanics of Summer Learning Loss and Unique Solutions for Your Child

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Ask any K-5 school teacher what are the two words they dread the most when they begin teaching a new class, chances are they’ll answer “summer slide”. More formally referred to as summer learning loss, the phenomenon has been studied extensively by many researchers, and the statistics are overwhelming. Math, in particular, is the most severely hit. Students on an average lose 2.5 to 3 months’ worth of math learning during the holidays. This essentially means that children spend about 6 weeks re-learning the concepts that they already studied the previous year.

To make matters worse, researchers have found that by the end of Grade 5, children who experience summer learning loss are, on an average, 18 months behind their peers. Naturally, the need to avoid this summer brain drain cannot be overemphasized.

Summer Learning Loss Statistics

Summer Learning Loss Statistics

Now, what should you do to prevent the summer slide? Continue reading

4 Creative Ways to Keep Your Child Learning This Summer

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With children’s attention spans often being compared to that of a goldfish, we as parents know how hard it is to grab and hold their attention. And when your aim is to make your child learn, you are always playing catch-up with them. Just when you thought this new puzzle could be your child’s next go-to game, you realise your child has already moved on. Now, with parents and teachers continuously looking for newer ways to hold children’s attention and make them learn, the need for creative ways to do so has never been greater. To top it, summer is around the corner, which means more time to bond with your child, zillion things to learn over the summer, and ample opportunities to help your child avoid the much-dreaded summer slide.

The Internet is brimming with ideas on how to continue to learn over summer vacation. However, you should choose what resonates with you and your child. As a starting point, here are four creative, fun math activities for summer that are sure to keep your child engaged and learning.

A. Cook and Learn

Cooking offers ample opportunities to hone your child's math skills

Cooking offers ample opportunities to hone your child’s math skills.

Introduce children to the world of cakes and bakes by sharing their favorite recipes with them and familiarizing them with math concepts and math vocabulary. Continue reading

Make the most out of SpringBoard

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SpringBoard 2018 kicked off on March 5, 2018. Teachers and students across the USA have been uber excited about the 10-week math contest. So are we!

During the second week, over 20% schools achieved all the contest milestones and went on to win bonus rewards. The sheer percentage of winners speaks volumes about the enthusiasm in math classrooms.

SpringBoard Winners

Going further into the contest, teachers can continue this momentum to bring out the best math outcomes by the end of this year. Splash Math provides numerous tools to motivate your students at the individual level. Some tips from our side: Continue reading

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Announcing SpringBoard 2018

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SpringBoard 2018 – The most awaited math contest in the USA and Canada kicks off March 5, 2018.

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Designed to help every classroom win, SpringBoard is a nationwide contest organized for K-5 math classrooms every year. Building on last years’ success (over 150,000 students participated in 2017), SpringBoard 2018 would have a wider reach and more rewards than ever before. Continue reading

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Share the Love of Splash Math

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Hope your students are enjoying Splash Math. Your school has invested a good amount of resources in helping students get better at math. Splash Math is a part of that. We are making efforts to provide a heart-some math practice for elementary kids. As summer approaches, parents are looking for good math programs to prevent the learning loss.

Splash Math Summer Program can help prevent summer learning loss. If you would like to inform parents about Splash Math, you can mention Splash Math on your school website or resources page. There are several ways to easily add Splash Math logo: Continue reading

How to Read a Ruler?

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Familiarity with the non-standard units of measurement makes understanding standard units of measurement easier.

Ruler with objectIn grade 1, the students explore the concept of measurement with non-standard units which involve measuring objects using blocks, clips, hand spans etc. In grade 2, the students begin exploring the standard units of measurement. They use rulers, yardsticks and other measuring tools to measure lengths in customary and metric units. Continue reading

5 Easy Ways to Make Math Fun For Kids

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Kids often find mathematics daunting, but many such experiences are influenced by the general consensus among adults, rather than their own contact with it. Everyone talks about mathematics being hard rather than interesting, so how can we expect kids to love it? Here are our top five tips on making math fun.

1.     Don’t talk about how math was boring for you

Math is funMany parents often say that they weren’t good in math or that they disliked math, thinking this would decrease the pressure. But instead, this just puts in children’s head the idea that they will never be able to do it well, and that takes all the fun out of it, mostly because it focuses on the results rather than procedures. The first rule is, in order to keep your child interested in mathematics, you have to be positive about it. Continue reading