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Predicament: Summer Math Loss

by Jane Wangersky | July 30th, 2012 | Parenting Predicament

I think my nine-year-old has forgotten her multiplication facts since summer break began. Should we start reviewing them now, or is it better to wait till closer to September?

  1. Michele says:

    I would recommend working on multiplication facts on a daily basis, starting now. Children tend to learn better through repetition than through last minute cramming. As it is summer, try to make it fun, but make sure that it is done on a regular basis. Perhaps it could be a daily event that needs to be done before watching tv or playing on the computer. Also, make it a challenge, if your child is inspired in this manner. Keep track of the number of facts known, so that your child can see progress. Finally, make it fun. Play games using flashcards, so that there is learning and fun.

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