Summer Math Information

Required Middle School Summer Math Packets

Below are the required summer math packets are for 2019-2020 Middle Schoolers only.  They are based on the math course your child completed during the 2018-2019 school year.

Dear Parent(s) or Guardian(s),  TI30XIIS   TI-30XS Multiview 
The Math Department at PAMS would like to strongly encourage each student to have their own scientific calculator as they return to PAMS.  It is important that students have their own calculator and bring it to class every day to become familiar with how it works. This piece of technology will be used throughout their time at PAMS and will be sufficient for all math classes and state assessments taken here at the middle school. If you are debating about what type of calculator to purchase, we recommend either the TI-30XIIS or the TI-30XS Multiview calculator. Both calculators will perform necessary functions and are similar in cost (each under $18 from Staples, Target, Walmart, or Amazon).  Once your student has their calculator, please have them write his or her name on the back of the calculator in permanent marker so we can return it if it is lost.

***Please be aware that once your child enters high school, they will be required to purchase a graphing calculator, as it is necessary for these courses.  If you are interested in purchasing one now, this calculator may also be used throughout their middle school career.
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The Math Department

Encouraged Elementary Summer Math Resources For Students Entering Grades 1-5

Are you wondering how to maintain your child’s math skills or bolster math confidence for the coming school year?  While research confirms a certain amount of “math loss” over the summer months, we also know that the opportunities for embedding reading reinforcement over the summer months are greater than that of practicing math. Let’s add math into our summer maintenance!

Attached are 50 family-friendly activities to build your child’s number sense while reinforcing basic math skills appropriate to each grade level. While this is not mandatory, we encourage students to complete as many activities as possible.  Completing 30 boxes will give a student the opportunity to enter the drawing for a Summer Mathletics grand prize.

We encourage parents, guardians, grandparents, babysitters, siblings, camp counselors and daycare providers to use math talk whenever and wherever possible.  Take a quick peek at the activities to give you a head start! Read about summer math loss.

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