Summer Reading and Math

Please find below the Summer Math Review and Reading Requirements information for each grade. 

Summer Math Review  - The 7 Habits of Summer Math Practice

Habit 1: Be Proactive – Short, frequent math practice sessions (10 to 15 minutes), three to four times a week are much more effective than longer, more intensive sessions.

Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind – Summer math is meant to prevent loss of skills over the summer months. Your child will benefit most from reviewing the skills they learned over the course of the last year. Then, they will arrive at school ready to dive right into new curriculum. The focus should be on retaining skills and gaining confidence.

Habit 3: Put First Things First – Build math practice into your routine. Your child can spend ten minutes practicing addition before they set the table each night. Or perhaps it is their task to do their math practice while you prepare breakfast. The practice will be most effective if they have a small amount of time set aside to focus exclusively on math.

Habit 4: Think Win-Win – Many children (and even some adults!) experience math anxiety. Modeling an enjoyment of math and setting aside the time to practice shows your children that you value the hard work and practice that goes into developing math skills.

Habit 5: Seek First to Understand and then to be Understood – How does your child feel about math? Is it an area of strength or concern? Do they get nervous about math tests? If they aren’t enjoying math, it may be a good idea to reach out to their current teacher about summer learning and how to boost their confidence.

Habit 6: Synergize – Share your experiences of math with your child. Do you use math in your job? Are there math or logic games you enjoy? Students’ attitudes about math often reflect how they hear you talk about math.

Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw – Math practice doesn’t have to be boring! Board games, guessing games, logic puzzles, sports statistics, cooking, pattern making, LEGOs, and many other day-to-day activities are opportunities to practice math. Summer is a fantastic opportunity to enjoy some math together.

We hope you will enjoy practicing the suggested IXL skills with your child this summer. We know that small, frequent practice sessions will result in students feeling confident and well-prepared when they return to class in the fall. In July, IXL  combined and updated quite a few concepts, so there are fewer that need to be reviewed by students.

Students who are entering Kindergarten in the Fall of 2020 should complete: 

IXL – Level Kindergarten 

  • Numbers and Counting Up to 3 – Activities 1-9 
  • Numbers and Counting up to 5 – Activities 1-18 
  • H. Patterns – Activities 1-8 

Students who completed Kindergarten Math should complete: 

IXL – Level 1 

  • C. Addition Skill Builders – Activities 1-10 
  • G. Subtraction Skill Builders – Activities 1-10 
  • J. Mixed Operations – Activities 1-9
  • Q. Money – Activities 1-11 
  • U. Time – Activities 1-13  

Students who completed 1st Grade Math  should complete: 

IXL – Level 2  

  • A.Counting and Number Patterns – activities 1-20  
  • E.Addition - one digit – activities 1-20  
  • F.Subtraction - one digit – activities 1-15  
  • M.Place Value – activities 1-3  
  • P.Money - activity 1-3   

Students who completed 2nd Grade Math should complete: 

IXL  – Level 3  

  • A.Numbers and Comparing – activities 9-13  
  • C.Addition – activities 1-8  
  • D.Subtraction – activities 1-5 
  • E.Understand Multiplication – activities 1-8 
  • F.Multiplication Skills Builders – activities 1-5 and 11 
  • G.Multiplication Fluency – activities 1-4  
  • I.Understand Division – activities 1-5 
  • J.Division Skill Builders – activities 1-5 and 10   
  • K.Division Fluency – activities 1-3  
  • W.Fractions – activities 1-8  

Students who completed 3rd Grade Math should complete: 

IXL - Level 4  

  • Number Sense: A1, A7, A8 
  • Multiplication: D1, D2, D15
  • Division: E1, E2, E11, E12 
  • Data and Graphs: I1-I7 
  • Money: L2, L4 
  • Time: N6, N7 
  • Fraction equivalence and ordering: O1, O5, O7, O11 
  • Adding and Subtracting Fractions: P8, P12 

  • Triangles and Quadrilaterals: W4 
  • Angles Y1 
  • Three-dimensional Figures: Z2 
  • Geometric Measurement: AA1 

Students who completed 4th Grade Math should complete: 

IXL - Level 5 

  • Place values and number sense: A2, A3, A8
  • Addition and Subtraction: B8, B9 
  • Multiplication: C3, C9, C14, C17 
  • Division: D1-5, D10, D11, D20 
  • Number theory: F1, F2, F8 
  • Decimals: G3, G12, 
  • Add and subtract decimals: H3 
  • Multiply decimals: I1-I3 
  • Divide decimals: J1
  • Multiply fractions: M8, M11, M13 
  • Mixed operations: O1, O3, O5, O6 
  • Coordinate plane: T2, T3
  • Data and graphs: V1-V3 
  • Probability and statistics: W1-W4
  • Two-dimensional figures: X7, X8 
  • Geometric Measurement: DD1 and DD5


Students who have completed 5th Grade Math should complete: 

IXL Level 6 

  • Place Values and Number Sense: A6, A7 
  • Multiplication: B2, B4, B7 
  • Division: C2, C5 
  • Exponents and Square Roots: D2, D3 
  • Decimals: F6, F8 
  • Add and Subtract DecimalsG1, G2 
  • Multiply and Divide DecimalsH2, H4, H6 
  • Fractions and Mixed Numbers: I5 - I7, I9 - I15 
  • Add and Subtract Fractions: J3, J4, J6, J7 
  • Multiply Fractions: K1, K6, K12, K13 
  • Divide Fractions: L3, L5, L7 
  • Mixed Operations: O1 – O9 
  • Ratios and Rates: R1, R5 
  • Percents: S1, S4, S11
  • Units of Measurement: T3, T7 
  • Geometric Measurement: FF1 – FF6 
  • Data and Graphs: GG1 - GG20 
  • Statistics: HH2, HH3 

Summer Reading Requirements
The recommendations for reading are different for each grade level. To find out what reading your student should be doing, please consult the downloads below, choosing the gradel level your student will be entering in September.