Dear Lower School Parents:

While nothing replaces the educational or personal rewards of reading over the summer months, I know the world of technology can be more than a little enticing, particularly during the long non-structured days of summer vacation.

Below, you will find suggested apps and websites for math. We strongly encourage your son to take advantage of them. A suggested goal might be 20 minutes a day. Your son should focus on the grade level he just completed, as well as his upcoming grade. First and foremost, we hope you all have a fun, safe, and relaxing summer! Please let me know if I can provide any clarification on these guidelines.

With warm regards,

Laurie Gruhn

Head of Lower School

Assistant Head of School

 

For the iPad/ iPhone

·      Thinking Blocks Addition: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/thinking-blocks-addition/id668450919?mt=8

·       Thinking Blocks Multiplication: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/thinking-blocks-multiplication/id669725575?mt=8

·      Thinking Blocks Fractions: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/thinking-blocks-fractions/id670767677?mt=8

·      Understanding Math – Times Tables: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/understanding-math-times-tables/id931897095?mt=8

·      Pop Math: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/popmath-maths-plus/id364173598?mt=8

·      https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/taptyping-typing-trainer/id376526006?mt=8

 

For Android AND iPad/iPhone

·      Pop Math

o   Itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/popmath-maths-plus/id364173598?mt=8Android:http://tinyurl.com/ku9xoo3

·      https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sushi-monster/id512651258?mt=8

 

Great Websites

·      http://www.mathplayground.com

·      http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/math.htm

·      http://www.mathnook.com/

·      http://www.maths-games.org/

·      http://www.matific.com/us/en-us

·      http://www.arcademics.com/

·      http://www.multiplication.com/

·      https://www.splashmath.com/

 

Additional Resources:

Helpful Educational Websites/Apps/Books

www.gamequarium.com (reading, spelling, math)

www.weeklyreader.com

www.rif.org (reading is fundamental) FOR PARENTS

www.readingrockets.org FOR PARENTS

www.starfall.com (ages 3-8) (interactive website/phonics practice)

www.scholastic.com (educational activities, games, info. About authors, etc)

www.pbskids.org/lions/

www.funbrain.com (k-8)

www.timeforkids.com (k-6)

 

Books:

Straight Talk About Reading (For Parents)

Susan L. Hall and Louisa C. Moats, Ed.D

WE BOTH READ SERIES (parents and children share reading)

 

Apps for Parents:

Level It Books $2.99

Literacy Leveler $3.99