What’s the Quantile Summer Math Challenge?

The Summer Math Challenge is a six-week program full of daily activities designed to help prevent summer learning loss.

The typical student loses approximately 2.6 months of grade-level equivalency in math skills over the summer months each year*. To help prevent this, the Summer Math Challenge provides activities that review what a student has learned over the school year. It’s a structured opportunity for students to spend time practicing grade-level math skills every day. This helps keep math concepts fresh and helps students to be better prepared for the upcoming school year.

The Summer Math Challenge is available to students who have attended grades 1 through 8, regardless of ability level. Activities in the Summer Math Challenge are based on a grade-level math curriculum. They are appropriate for students in all 50 states as well as international students who are proficient in English. During enrollment, a Hub user can select a difficulty level for the activities, so students of all abilities feel appropriately challenged by the materials.

The Summer Math Challenge is offered on the Lexile & Quantile Hub. You can register for a Hub account and enroll a student here.

Note: It's important that the person who primarily works with the student is the one who enrolls the student. The student will use this person's Hub account to work on activities.

It’s available starting on the third Monday of June, and activities are unlocked one week at a time for six weeks. Your student can work through the activities at their own pace. Finally, you can download an award certificate to celebrate your student’s achievement and this certificate can be shared with their next teacher.

*Cooper, H., Nye, B., Charlton, K., Lindsay, J., & Greathouse, S. (1996). The effects of summer vacation on achievement test scores: A narrative and meta-analytic review. Review of Educational Research, 66(3), 227-268.