Summer Reading & Math

Cascadia Summer Reading Resources

Summer Reading

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Overdrive ebooks & audiobooks from the public library


Cascadia Summer Math Information

The following is a list of math skills for each grade level. During the summer months we encourage students to spend 10-20 minutes a few times a week working on math concepts. We do not expect students to have all of the skills mastered.

Standards conform to common core, two grade levels advanced.  Primary grades use Math In Focus (Singapore Math), works books for which may be found here.  Intermediate grades use Glencoe Math.


1st grade

Addition and Subtraction within 100 with exposure to regrouping.

  • Place Value through 100
  • Skip counting by 2, 5, 10, 100s
  • Exposure to simple fractions (1/2, 1/3, 1/4, whole)
  • Money
  • Tell time to the nearest quarter hour
  • Measure to the nearest half and whole number in centimeters and inches

2nd grade

  • Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts; 30 facts per minute
  • Multi-digit addition and subtraction problems with regrouping (borrowing and carrying)
  • Place value understanding to round multi-digit whole numbers to any place
  • Multiply and divide within 100

3rd grade

  • Basic multiplication and division facts for 0-9
  • Addition and subtraction with numbers up to 10,000
  • Ability to round a given number to the nearest 10, 100, 1,000, and 10,000
  • Estimating sums and differences with numbers up to 10,000

4th grade

  • Fluent in addition, subtraction, MULTIPLICATION and DIVISION facts
  • Comfortable with adding and subtracting fractions, basic understanding of what fractions are
  • Basic understanding of decimals and adding/subtracting decimals
  • Full understanding of long division
  • Basic understanding of area and perimeter of regular polygons

5th grade

  • Double digit computation using the traditional algorithm
  • Writing, ordering and comparing decimals and fractions
  • Reducing fractions to simplest form using GCF
  • Converting between fractions, decimals and percents
  • Fraction computation
  • Plotting and reading data points on a coordinate grid
  • Finding area and perimeter of rectangles and triangles, given the dimensions

Additional Resources

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IXL Math and English motivates students through interactive games and exercises while keeping teachers and parents informed and involved. With more than 3,000 skills spanning pre-school through high school, IXL offers a dynamic and enjoyable environment suitable for any learning style.

Khan Academy is a not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education for anyone anywhere. All of the site's resources are available to anyone. It doesn't matter if you are a student, teacher, home-schooler, principal, adult returning to the classroom after 20 years, or a friendly alien just trying to get a leg up in earthly biology. Khan Academy's materials and resources are available to you completely free of charge.

Overdrive ebooks & audiobooks is an app that allows you download e-books and audiobooks free of charge from your local public library.

Purple Math offers algebra lessons written with the student in mind. These lessons emphasize the practicalities rather than the technicalities, demonstrating dependable techniques, warning of likely "trick" questions, and pointing out common mistakes. The lessons are cross-referenced to help you find related material, and a "Search free lessons" link is provided above the article title on every page to help you find what you're looking for.

Summer Skills books are three different series of review books (math, language arts and foreign language) for students from pre-k through high school. We also offer a Study Skills Review book for grades 7 - high school. Each grade level book helps students maintain their academic skills over the summer months. Since their introduction over 23 years ago, our books have benefited millions of students in over 15,000 schools nationwide.

TenMarks Education powers a new generation of math learners. When students work on TenMarks, they have access to hints and video lessons on EVERY problem, so if they can't recall something, or didn't quite get the topic when it was covered in class, they can quickly review the content, and move forward. Immediate support improves motivation and builds confidence, and our data shows that it does wonders for student outcomes.

Timberdoodle offers unique and innovative homeschooling items that are fun for kids and parents. Our special emphasis is engineering, hands-on and thinking-skills products that kids love. Our Curriculum Kits contain our favorites for each grade level, but we love to help families cherry-pick what works best for their children.

UW Center for Game Science focuses on solving hard problems facing humanity today in a game based environment. Our focus is on scientific discovery games, games that discover optimal learning pathways for STEM education, cognitive skill training games, games that promote human creativity, games that explore collective over individual intelligence, and many more.

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