Math Over Summer

The Importance of Math over Summer

Harris Cooper of Duke University states that all students lose ability in math over the summer, and that this loss is greater than the loss seen in a child's reading and spelling ability over the summer break. He attributes this to less math and computation being part of a child's normal home environment.
While students not actively engaged in reading over the summer lose reading skill, it is nearly impossible for no reading to occur during the summer simply due to the saturation of written material in our world. However, this is not the case for math- a student can go through all of summer with out any practice in math, thus contributing to larger losses in skill.

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