August can feel like a flat month for kids and can be the peak of summer learning loss. According to a study published in the International Journal of Educational Research, in just 6 weeks of vacation, children can have significant math learning loss. Did you know that home-based math practice can slow or even stop summer learning loss? Check out Spark Education’s summer Math worksheets.
Now is the perfect time to start channeling energy little-by-little back toward academics and reversing any learning loss, so students don’t start the new school year with achievement levels lower than where they were at the beginning of the summer. To avoid a summer slide, Spark Math by Spark Education has created fun series of math worksheets for elementary students to get a jump start on the 2023 school year.
All questions are aligned to Common Core Standards and will directly target concepts essential for elementary math. Don’t expect a boring worksheet either! These questions were specifically chosen to include story problems and put critical thinking skills to the test. We have a worksheet that covers lower elementary skills from Pre-K to 2nd grade and upper elementary skills from 3rd grade to 6th grade. Check it out!
Lower Elementary Pre-K Through 2nd Grade Summer Worksheets
The lower elementary worksheet will begin with questions at the Pre-K or Kindergarten level and then become gradually more difficult as it progresses. Use this as an opportunity to identify where your child’s math level is at. Most students are not directly at the center of their grade level for math. If your child can comfortably finish all the questions, their math level is at least at 2nd grade.
Math Concepts Covered
- Spacial Recognition
- Greater Than and Less Than
- Addition and Subtraction
- Telling Time
- Simple Multiplication and Division
- Beginning Fractions
Upper Elementary 3rd Grade Through 6th Grade Summer Math Worksheets
While the gap between 3rd grade math and 6th grade math is rather wide, there are children young as 3rd grade gearing to compete in the AMC 8!
We structure these worksheets keeping in mind that some children may be behind or advanced in math. Students that can easily traverse the upper elementary worksheet will show that they have math concept knowledge that spans 3rd to 6th grade. If there are 3rd grade students that struggle here, it may benefit them to first go through the lower elementary worksheet as a form of review before tackling these higher level problems.
Math Concepts Covered
- Early Geometry
- Story Problems
- Multiplication and Division
- Fractions and Mixed Numbers
- Logical and Critical Thinking
- Advanced Telling Time
Final Thoughts and Answer Key
Utilize the dog days of summer in a productive way! Challenge your child to try some more difficult math and level up their skills. If you are looking for a more constructive approach with talented teachers guiding your child through gamified math lessons, check out Spark Education’s math program. Sign up for a Free Trial Class Today!
Are you unsure what your child should know before they enter their next grade of math? We have an entire series explaining the important concepts your child should know before each grade here!
Lower Elementary Summer Math Worksheets
- The right Squirrel is circled
- Drawing of Pineapple and Beach ball
- 16, 15, 18
- There were 7 glasses of orange juice at first. 2 glasses were removed. Now there are 5 glasses of orange juice left
- 2 hours
- 24, 4, 4, 6
Upper Elementary Summer Math Worksheets
- 980-60=920, 920/8=115, 115 marbles