This year, MetaMetrics has teamed up with the Minnesota Department of Education to offer exciting and fun challenges to help students retain math and reading skills they learned this past school year, while ramping up their skills for next fall. There are free, self-directed activities provided which parents and students can have fun using together. And free resources are available, such as full-color bookmarks and certificates of completion.
The Summer Math Challenge is a FREE math skills program based on grade-level standards that help prepare students for college and careers. The program is targeted to students who have just completed 2nd through 5th grades, and it is designed to help kids retain math skills learned during the previous school year. Parents will receive daily emails with fun activities and links to educational resources from June 23 through August 1. When the program ends, parents can print an award certificate to celebrate their child's summer math accomplishment!
The Summer Reading Challenge includes a FREE “Find a Book, Minnesota” search tool, to help students select books that best match his or her reading ability (Lexile measure), interests and goals. The “Find a Book” tool is also used by students to submit their summer reading pledge and become eligible for a prize drawing.
Click here to access the Summer Math & Reading Challenge.