Middle School Summer Math Assignment
Middle School (Intended for students entering Grades 6, 7 and 8 as of September 2019)
Dear Parent(s)/Guardians and Students:
In preparation for the upcoming school year, the following summer math assignments will provide the necessary practice for your child to be “ready” for the expectations of his/her new grade level. Each assignment was selected so that your child will maintain and/or reinforce the prerequisite skills essential for success in mathematics.
It has been our experience to witness upon return to school in September, that many prerequisite mathematical skills are lost due to the absence of regular practice over the summer. The loss of these skills may contribute to unnecessary frustration and possible lack of success for students as they begin their next level of mathematical study in the new school year. Retaining skills as students move up to the next grade level is crucial to their academic performance.
For this reason, a summer assignment has been provided for students rising to Grade 6, 7 or 8 in September. Please note that rising Grade 8 students scheduled for Algebra I, the assignment is for Algebra I as well as an addendum packet on Probability, Combinations and Permutations. Both of these assignments are listed under “High School” summer assignments since Algebra I is part of the high school curriculum.
Students with their parents should go to the link for the student’s appropriate grade level. It is recommended that the student print a copy of the assignment and answer as many questions as possible. An answer key is provided so that he/she may identify skills requiring further practice. Upon entering the new grade level in September, your child will take a test on these prerequisite skills scheduled on Friday, September 13th. Essentially, the first test of the year will be based on the topics from this summer work; therefore, students are strongly encouraged to complete his/her grade level assignments. The actual summer practice will not be graded and does not need to be submitted to the teacher in September.
If you should have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Math Supervisor, Dr. Jean Ferrara at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 732-290-3900, ext. 3706.