Friday, July 18, 2008

Regression of math skills

Regression is the loss of learned skills; usually after breaks in instruction such as after summer vacation. Some schools have summer math programs to prevent this. The big complaint I hear is that the packets get lost and so does the child's motivation. Students can practice their math skills at Math Goodies. We even have a special page that outlines what they can do over the summer.

From a parents perspective, I feel very strongly about this. My son got top grades in reading and math this past school year. However, we still encourage him to practice his reading and math skills over the summer whenever possible.