If students continue to flex their mental math muscles over the summer, it will have a positive
impact on how much math material they retain. Studies support the painful truth that
students lose about two months of math ability over the summer months.
In order to support your students, a team of middle school math teachers prepared Summer8th Grade Math. Each packet provides a set of review problems on a select number of math
concepts and an answer key to check for understanding. There are 10 weeks of summer, so
plan on 10-15 minutes of work per week for your student.
These packets can be found on both the Abbott Middle School and Orchard Lake Middle
School websites under Departments -- Mathematics. For parent support, you can go to
www.cpm.org. This is the website for College Preparatory Mathematics, our middle school
math instructional materials. Once at the website, select “Parent Guides,” select “Core
Connections, Courses 1-3,” and then select the course number. Course 3 is 8 th grade. Course 2
is 7 th grade. Course 1 is 6 th grade.
These packets are not required but are strongly recommended to support your students as
they transition into the next grade level. Thank you for supporting your student this summer.
We look forward to seeing you next year.
Amy Hughes, Principal
Abbott Middle School Math Teachers
Morrison Borders, Principal
Orchard Lake Middle School Math Teachers