approach to Summer Series
Zearn’s targeted summer math content series for rising 1st through 9th graders is designed based on:
Big ideas of math that help students build dense connections within and across grades.
Data from billions of math problems completed on our platform, with insights into precisely where students struggle and the most relevant foundational content.
Embedded math learning acceleration throughout the Zearn program, including friendly onramps and just-in-time support on all grade-level concepts.
What you get
Summer 2023 Series
Targeted math content covers key math concepts that will set students up for success in grade-level learning. Each summer series is based on data from billions of math problems completed on Zearn and is designed to unlock grade-level math learning in the 2023-2024 academic year.
Rising 1st Graders in Fall 2023
Students practice counting, addition, embedded numbers, and decomposing and composing numbers up to 20 using interactive five frames, ten frames, and number bonds.
Learning to count | 170 Digital Activities
Rising 2nd Graders in Fall 2023
Students work with counting strategies before moving to more sophisticated decomposition and composition math strategies.
Building place value foundations | 23 Digital Lessons
Rising 3rd Graders in Fall 2023
Students focus on the capstone math content of K–2: a deep understanding of the base ten system and flexibly being able to add and subtract.
Mastering addition & subtraction | 20 Digital Lessons
Rising 4th Graders in Fall 2023
Students work deeply with multiplication and division, focusing on factors 0-10 and the commutative, distributive, and associative properties.
Work with multiplication & division | 37 Digital Lessons
Rising 5th Graders in Fall 2023
Students work deeply with adding and multiplying fractions, and learn about the equivalence between fractions and decimals.
Fraction equivalence & decimals | 53 Digital Lessons
Rising 6th Graders in Fall 2023
Students work deeply and perform arithmetic operations with whole numbers, fractions, and decimals.
Fractions & decimal operations | 48 Digital Lessons
Rising 7th Graders in Fall 2023
Students develop their understanding of ratios and rates, which will be the foundations of proportional relationships and linear equations.
Ratios, rates & arithmetic in base ten | 44 Digital Lessons
Rising 8th Graders in Fall 2023
Students focus on 3 big math ideas introduced in G7: proportional relationships, arithmetic with signed numbers, and solving multi-step equations.
Proportional relationships & equations | 50 Digital Lessons
Summer Math Series for Middle School
Schools and districts with a Zearn School Account have access to our summer math content for rising 7th, 8th, and 9th graders as part of our Middle School Pilot.
Digital math lessons follow the scope and sequence of Eureka Math/EngageNY. They include fluency, concept development, and independent practice. Zearn Math's digital lessons received a top-rating from EdReports.org and are aligned to state standards.
As a nonprofit, our instructional materials are free for families and kids. Our Parent/Caregiver supports offer the information you need to create an account for yourself and your child, help your child log in to their account, and orient them to Zearn Math Digital Lessons, so they can begin learning with Zearn Math at home over the summer.
Each digital lesson in the summer program takes about 30 minutes to complete. Kids work through each component at their own pace. After completing one lesson, they automatically go on to the next lesson.
ESSA-qualifying efficacy studies conducted over the past two years show students who consistently use Zearn Math digital lessons experience 2-3x the learning gains compared to students who did not use Zearn. Zearn meets the criteria for “evidence-based” as defined by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), qualifying Zearn for Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) and School Improvement funding.