Here is a freebie I am excited about! Did you know that research has found that students LOSE two to three months of grade level math equivalency over the summer? You can only imagine the impact that has on starting the next grade.
Kylie had trouble in math and definitely needs something to boost her math over the Summer. Tristan has been doing great in math and I want to continue that, whatever the scenario, getting the kiddos on track to start their next grade is definitely important to me.
TenMarks, which is an Amazon company and recipient of the 2015 CODiE Award for Best Math Instructional Solution, is working hard to keep students engaged over the summer to reverse learning loss in math before heading back to school.
The TenMarks Summer Math Program is a national program that provides students with a personalized course tuned to their individual learning needs, based on a summative end-of-year assessment. With the Program, parents can encourage students to use screen time in a productive way over the summer, whether at home or on-the-go. Data from 2014 showed that the TenMarksSummer Math Program helped reverse summer learning loss for over 69% of participating students—in just 8 weeks, with one-hour of use per week, students tested at the beginning of the program and then again at the end of the program averaged 11% increase in scores.
Best thing??! The program is available today for FREE. It runs through August 31, 2015, and is available free to every family in the United States. Hop on over to the TenMarks website for more information and to sign up. The TenMarks Math for Students app is available for tablets on iOS, Android or Fire OS.
Once you sign up and add your kiddos it will generate a log in for each of your kids. Very easy sign up process. Then they get to take an assessment to see what areas they need to improve on.
The TenMarks Summer Math Program is for kids completing grade 1 all the way up through Geometry and Algebra 2. It is all at their own pace and just the basics to help build their math foundation and skills over the summer break at their own pace and time.
The assignments are then tailored to what they need to improve on and what they need going into the next grade.
The best part… your account is connected to all of this and can monitor their progress. AND you can offer rewards! I set a reward for both the kids to pick a toy from our “toy stash” once they complete 10 assignments.
I LOVE that the assignments are pretty short and easy for the kids to get through too. Plus, there are videos, etc. to help make it fun.