Summer Learning


Summer is a time to relax and recharge. To keep math content fresh for students, I've created 8-week, self-paced summer learning programs for students that are FREE!!


Keep in mind that there are two possible ways to approach Summer Learning.

  • Use the grade level that your student just finished as a refresher

  • Use the grade level your student is entering next year as a preview

If you'd like to get straight to the good stuff, please select your grade level below. If you'd like to know a little more about the design of the Summer Learning, keep reading.


Design

Summer Learning for grades 3 - 6 math are designed to be worked through over eight 4-day weeks. The topics covered align perfectly with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and can be found in Column B of each linked spreadsheet. The lesson sequence aligns with the STAAR reporting categories rather than the TEKS.


Use

Students should start each day's work by watching the learning video (Column D). This will explain the concept and highlight any relevant vocabulary before moving into application. Next, students should watch the practice problem videos (Columns E & F). Each video has a moment to pause around the 30-second mark. For maximum benefit, students should pause the video then and work out the problem on the screen before continuing to watch the video in its entirety.


Rationale

The world has changed forever because of COVID-19 and education is struggling to keep up. These videos are simply the small part I am playing in trying to make the world a better place. I don't believe in standardized, high-stakes testing but my disapproval will not change their existence. Ultimately, I'm on the side of students. As long as they have to suffer through STAAR tests, I'll be here to help them along.


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