As we approach the end of school, you might have parents asking what their kids can do over the summer to keep their math skills from getting rusty. Today I want to recommend three great websites for practicing math skills!
- XtraMath This free website uses pretests to determine students' needs and then tracks student progress and adjusts their practice. Parents receive weekly emails showing their child's progress. Video tutorials make the set-up process quick and easy.
- Arcademic Skillbuilders This free website uses highly engaging video arcade type games that kids will want to play. Many of the games have settings that let kids focus on certain facts. This site is constantly adding new games, and they now offer both iPhone and Droid apps (for a small charge).
- TenMarks This website is new to me, but was recommended by several teachers in my district. It is free during the school year, but if parents want their kiddos to use it over the summer there is a charge ($10/month or $49/6 months). Their comprehensive curriculum covers grades 2 through high school and is aligned to Common Core and State Standards.
All great options to share with your parents! Why not try them out before school ends and get your kiddos hooked!