Summer Math Tips for Parents

Jami Smith

Ah summer! It’s time for tank tops and flip-flops, watermelon and popsicles, and staying cool by any means necessary.

If you have children in your household, it may also be time for some educational summertime activities. Summer break is an excellent opportunity to reinforce what your student has learned over the school year or to introduce new skills to prepare them for the year ahead. We’ve compiled a list of fun, math-focused activities for you and the children in your life.

PBS Parents has some great tips for incorporating math into everyday activities like grocery shopping. 

Plant a math garden or incorporate math into your favorite sporting events with this article from Education World.

Youcubed is full of great resources for engaging kids in enjoyable math. Here are several specifically for parents. 

This poster from For the Teachers is a great reminder of all the ways that parents can help with math. Use this as a reference for creating your own math-related activities. 

We hope you stay cool this summer and eat more watermelon than is advisable. We also hope you find this list helpful. Let us know in the comments if you have any creative math-centric activities to keep those young minds engaged over the summer. 

Jami Smith is a media specialist for MLC.