Summer Math


June 2022

Dear Parents and Guardians,                                            

With the end of the school year fast approaching, there are a few steps you can take to prepare your child for continued math success over the summer, and better prepare them for the next school year. There are many ways to encourage your child to continue using and practicing their math skills over the summer. Below you will find several optional resources for your child(ren) to engage in over the summer to support their continued math success. 

1. Grades 1 - 12: Commissioner’s Summer Math Challenge: The Power of Problem Solving 

Connecticut Commissioner of Education designed the Commissioners Summer Math Challenge to help students retain the math skills they have learned during the previous school year. Students in grades 1-8 are welcome and encouraged to participate in this FREE online program. Students will need to register online and will receive daily emails with activities and online work to be completed over the summer months. This free math maintenance program is sponsored by MetaMetrics and is based on grade-level standards to help students continue to practice their math skills. There is also a paper math log to be completed when your child returns to school in the fall.

Grades 1–8 Quantile Summer Math Challenge 

  1. Go to Quantile Summer Math Challenge ( challenge) to enroll your child.
  2. Access six weeks of daily fun activities and resources designed for your child’s grade and ability level. Resources include games, videos, and worksheets from the most trusted content developers like Khan Academy, ABCya, IXL Learning, and more. 
  3. Receive real-time feedback on weekly, online quizzes.
  4. Track your child's progress online and celebrate with weekly badges.
  5. At the conclusion of the challenge, print an award certificate and record the badges earned on the log.
Grades K–8 Connecticut’s Summer Math Passport

  1. Go to the Summer Math Challenge page ( 
  2. Print the Passport
  3. Complete the problems for each category that corresponds to your grade level in the passport.
  4. When summer ends, return your passport to school and record your adventures in the log.
High School Khan Academy Mission SAT

  1. Go to Khan Academy Mission SAT ( 
  2. Set your current skill levels by completing diagnostic quizzes, taking a full test, or link your SAT, PSAT/NMSQT®, PSAT 10, orPSAT 8/9 results. 
  3. Practice math every day to keep your skills sharp. 
  4. When summer ends, record the amount of time you spent practicing on Khan Academy on the log.

Similar to the Governor’s Summer Reading Challenge, this program provides incentives for participating districts as well as certificates for participating students.  Tolland Public School participants will also earn a special prize for their participation. We encourage all our students to accept the Summer Math Challenge and continue to practice their math over the summer months. 

To register, please follow the link below or go to the Commissioner’s Summer Math Challenge site found on the CT State Department of Education Website.

2. K-12 Math Tic Tac Toe

Keep your math skills sharp this summer by getting 3 in a row, vertically, horizontally, or diagonally. The Tic Tac Toe board provides links to several resources that are quick to complete and provide opportunities for students to practice their math and reasoning skills. Students can work independently or you can play as a family discussing and sharing mathematical reasoning to solve problems. 

Tic Tac Toe Board

3. Completed Grade K - 6 Greg Tang Summer Math Challenge

The Greg Tang Summer Challenge is a math challenge board for students to complete over the summer, using online games, puzzle packs (must be printed on the site), and online poem books at Students can go to, and open a game board for their completed grade level to access the activities. It is fine for students to get help from family members or someone else if they need it. They can also move to a harder or easier level of the game to make things more or less challenging. All resources for the challenge are digital or need to be printed from the Greg Tang site. You do not need to purchase anything. 

4. Completed Grades 1 - 8: Crabby’s Summer Reflex Challenge 

Where will you Re-flex your math muscles this summer? Color and cut out Crabby and take him with you on your summer adventures. Take a photo of yourself doing Reflex Math with Crabby and return to school this fall. A prize will be awarded for the most creative place Tolland students earned a green light on Reflex this summer. If you have any questions about Reflex, you may contact ExploreLearning directly, via email at [email protected] or by phone at 866-882-4141. Reflex will be available to use until August 8, 2022.

5. Completed Grades K-8: IXL Practice 

Practice your math skills using the IXL program. Click the link below for summer math practice resources from IXL. IXL will be available to use until August 8, 2022.

  • To access IXL, please follow the steps below or download the IXL app for iPad users.
    • Go to
    • Enter your child's username and password and click "Sign in".
    • Click on any skill to start learning!
      • Students have the ability to select a skill to practice from the:
      • Math tab on the top toolbar.
      • Recommendation tab on the opt toolbar (if your student has completed the initial diagnostic).
6. Grades PreK-12: Khan Academy 

Khan Academy has practice for all ages. They offer math content practice grades PreK-12. If you are a THS student and have a College Board account, it can be linked directly to Khan Academy for support in areas of need highlighted by the PSAT and SAT.  

For summer math resources and a copy of this letter, please visit the Tolland Public Schools website at:

If you have questions about your child’s login information to Reflex or IXL, please contact your child’s teacher. 

Please return your Summer Math Challenge Logs and Reflex Pictures to your building Math Interventionists by September 15, 2022. 

Thank you so much for your support! Have a wonderful summer!

Jen Webster

Jen Webster 

K-12 Math Supervisor 

Tolland Public Schools