Math Bridge Program

Math Bridge Program

Documents for Math Bridge Program

Summer Bridge Program Introduction
NAHS Summer Math Log
Bridge Program Online Activities
Transitioning to Middle School Activities

Parent Letter

Dear Parents:

Through the years many parents have asked what can be done over the summer to maintain skills and develop mathematical thinking. There are a couple of options for families.

The Middle School math teachers have created a bank of web based activities, resources, and suggestions for other math activities to help your child retain his/her skills and to provide valuable practice over the summer. You should feel free to discuss the work with your child. Math discussions are an important way for students to remember and retain concepts.

Students may enjoy working with peers or parents as they practice. Record each math activity on the math log and turn in the first week of school to the librarian by September 7, 2018.

A few things to note:

  • There may be a few problems that you actually haven't seen before.  These are great extension questions for you to try and talk about with your family.
  • Our goal is to provide work for students seeking to keep their math skills sharp over the summer.
  • Teachers hope that everyone attempts the problem-set.
  • Summer Math will not be graded.
  • There is no penalty for not doing the problems.
  • Students may get help from sibling, parent, etc.
  • If a student doesn’t know how to do a certain problem, it’s OK to try it and move on to another problem.
  • It is OK to use extra paper if more space is needed to work the problems.
  • Maintain the Middle School Summer Math Log in order to receive a certificate of completion and a small reward at the beginning of the school year.
  • Turn in the Math Log and other documents to your math teacher by September 4- September 7.
  • If access to a computer is needed, visit your local branch of the public library.

How to get started? It’s as easy as

  • Document what your child completed on the chart found at the beginning of this document and sign it.
  • Have your child hand in their work and the chart to their math teacher during the first week of school.

Below are some ideas of activities you can do every day with your child. Below is a list of games and websites that you can use with your child to assist the development of good math skills; such as spatial recognition, sequencing, patterns, logical deduction, visual memory and number facts. These games can help strengthen a mathematical foundation that is further developed within the math classroom. Most of the items on the list are commercial games. They are motivational and, with parent involvement, these games are an excellent way to get your child to communicate concepts while sharpening thinking skills. They also provide an opportunity for discussion and questions; encouraging your child to evaluate answers, draw conclusions and strengthen reasoning skills. Games are a low stress way to engage your child in math while developing necessary skills. We hope you will find time to use some of these suggestions and that you enjoy playing them.

Thank you for your support. We are looking forward to an exciting and enriching year with your child.

The NAHS Math Department Family