Category Archives: Summer Program

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

5 Ways to Avoid the Summer Slide

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School’s out for summer!

Kids wait for summer break all year long to have fun. But, long break from school leads to children’s summer brain drain popularly known as “summer slide”. The infographic below showcases some of the effects of summer break on kids and also offers some fun summer learning ideas for younger students.  Continue reading

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