Sylvan Summer Learning Keeps Kids Sharp

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During the summer, most parents default to enrolling their child in a general summer camp or sports clinic. But what if there was an option for kids to explore an academic interest and build a competitive edge in the classroom?

The Sylvan Learning Center of Grand Rapids is introducing Math Edge—a new activity this summer for kids to build math skills and avoid summer learning loss.

Designed for kids in grades one through five, Math Edge helps nurture students' natural math ability and builds on core math concepts in a fun, kid-friendly learning environment alongside other kids with similar interests. Well-trained teachers manage the small sessions of twelve students or less and offer encouragement, motivation, and rewards in an effort to foster independent learning and encourage students to set personal goals. Math Edge is a unique learning experience that also allows students to build camaraderie with a small group of their peers.

"There are few opportunities for young students to cultivate their passion for math outside of the classroom, particularly in the younger grades. With a growing demand for students interested in pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), it's important to get them engaged now," says Hillary Tilton, owner, Sylvan Learning Centers of West Michigan and Minneapolis. "Our goal with Math Edge is to help foster a love of math when kids are young, helping to lay the foundation for a competitive edge in middle school and even beyond to a potential job in a STEM-related field."

Students interested in the Math Edge program need to take a qualifying assessment at the Grand Rapids Sylvan Center to ensure that they are performing at grade level. The assessment will also provide students with an accurate starting point to begin the Math Edge program. From there, students will advance through the program track, which aligns to Common Core standards, in a low-stress setting at their own pace.

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