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Summer Bridge Programs

Summer Bridge Programs

Summer Bridge Program: Math is a great way for students to keep their math skills sharp. Whether called the summer setback or summer slide, the learning loss students experience over the summer can have significant impact on their performance in the upcoming school year. Frequently contributing to a loss of 2+ months of skill, this happens during summer vacation when students don’t use the skills learned at school. The Summer Bridge Program: Math will help minimize students’ loss of skills by giving them an instructor-led environment in which to review and practice skills learned or receive guided instruction on key topics covered in the grade they’re entering.

The Summer Bridge Program: Math is open to any student seeking an engaging environment in which to explore fun, relevant math topics. Topics covered are listed within the description of each program to assist parents and students as they decide which program is best for them. As an example, Grade 3 will be particularly helpful for students who recently completed 3rd grade and want to minimize summer losses, or for those who are preparing for 3rd grade and want an introduction to the topics they’ll see in the coming year.

**Class sessions will be taught on a reading level matching the course title (e.g. Grade 3 instruction will be taught at a 3rd grade reading level).

Classes Include: 

Expert instruction: Each class is led by a veteran instructor who has spent years in the classroom and who is selected based on their ability to provide a friendly, interactive classroom experience.

Sound curriculum: The topics for each class are chosen to align with widely-used math standards to ensure that your student spends class time developing the family of skills education experts have identified as central to math mastery at each grade level.

Fun, engaging tasks: Students interact with the virtual classroom by writing on class slides and manipulating objects on the screen.

Pre-recorded versions of class sessions: The content of each session is available for viewing 24 hours a day so that students can go back and review topics that they may find challenging.

Out-of-class practice problems: Supplementary online exercises are provided so that students can gain additional practice with each session’s topics to reinforce what they have learned.

Easy-to-access online learning portal: Students can join live class sessions via their browser; no special software applications are required. For the best experience, students should access class on a laptop or desktop computer.

Some sessions may include opportunities to participate via webcam or microphone, but microphones and webcams are not required.

Each course consists of 12 50-minute sessions delivered in a live-online format. Classes are available on either a six-week or three-week schedule.

Summer Bridge Program: Math – Grade 1 Topics

  • Number families
  • Addition and subtraction through two digits, including renaming
  • Word problems
  • Place value
  • Counting by 5 and 10
  • Money, including counting, adding, and subtracting with coins, up to one dollar
  • Time, including reading clocks to the hour and half hour
  • Basics of measurement
  • Introduction to graphs
  • Essential characteristics of basic plane shapes
  • Fractions to one-quarter

Summer Bridge Program: Math – Grade 2 Topics

  • Addition and subtraction through three digits
  • Word problems
  • Place value
  • Adding multiples of the same number
  • Counting by 2, 5, and 10
  • Money, including counting, adding, and subtracting with coins and dollar bills
  • Time, including reading clocks to the quarter hour
  • Measurement, including English (inch) and metric (centimeter) units
  • Graphs, including pictographs and bar graphs
  • Essential characteristics of basic plane shapes and three-dimensional solids
  • Perimeter and introduction to area
  • Fractions to one-sixth

Summer Bridge Program: Math – Grade 3 Topics

  • Addition and subtraction through four digits
  • Multiplication and division to three digits
  • Word problems
  • Foundations of algebra, including sequences and properties of operations
  • Time, including reading clocks to the minute and solving time problems
  • Measurement, including English and metric units of length, area, volume and weight
  • Graphs, including bar graphs and line plots
  • Essential characteristics of plane shapes and three-dimensional solids
  • Perimeter and area of shapes
  • Fractions to one-twelfth

Summer Bridge Program: Math – Grade 4 Topics

  • Addition and subtraction through five digits
  • Multiplication and division to five digits
  • Word problems
  • Foundations of algebra, including sequences and properties of operations
  • Measurement, including English and metric units of length, area, volume, and weight
  • Unit conversions
  • Graphs, including bar graphs and line plots
  • Parallel and perpendicular lines, angle measurement, types of triangles, and symmetry
  • Fractions, including addition and subtraction of mixed numbers, multiplication, and equivalent fractions

Summer Bridge Program: Math – Grade 5 Topics

  • Addition and subtraction through five digits, including decimals
  • Multiplication and division to five digits, including decimals
  • Word problems
  • Foundations of algebra, including parentheses, brackets, and order of operations
  • Measurement, including English and metric units of length, area, volume, and weight
  • Unit conversions
  • Time, including elapsed time problems
  • Graphing points, horizontal, and vertical lines on a coordinate grid
  • Angle measurement, area, and volume, including circle facts
  • Fractions, including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of mixed numbers

Summer Bridge Program: Math – Grade 6 Topics

  • Multiplication and division of decimals
  • Number properties including factors and multiples
  • Multiplication and division of fractions and mixed numbers
  • Ratios, proportions, rates, and percents
  • Integers and absolute value
  • The coordinate plane
  • Expressions, equations, and inequalities
  • Exponents and scientific notation
  • Areas of parallelograms and right triangles
  • Volume and surface area of right rectangular prisms
  • Measures of central tendency

Summer Bridge Program: Math – Grade 7 Topics

  • Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of integers and rational numbers
  • Equivalence of rational and decimal representations
  • Properties of numbers
  • Expressions, equations, and inequalities
  • Ratios, rates, and percents
  • Proportional relationships and graphing
  • Area and perimeter of right triangles, parallelograms, and trapezoids
  • Area and circumference of circles
  • Scale drawings
  • Angle relationships
  • Volume and surface area of prisms
  • Data and statistics including sampling
  • Probability and compound events

Summer Bridge Program: Math – Grade 8 Topics

  • Positive and negative exponents
  • Scientific notation
  • Square and cube roots
  • Irrational numbers including decimal approximations and relative order
  • Solving equations in one variable
  • Linear equations including slope-intercept form and graphing
  • Systems of two linear equations
  • Functions
  • Rotation, reflection, and translation
  • Congruent shapes
  • Angle relationships
  • The Pythagorean theorem

Summer Bridge - Schedule

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Course Program Start Program End Days Start Time End Time Cost
Summer Bridge Math - Grade 1 7/10/2023 7/27/2023 Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays 5:00 PM ET 5:50 PM ET $299
Summer Bridge Math - Grade 2 7/10/2023 7/27/2023 Mondays & Wednesdays 4:00 PM ET 4:50 PM ET $299
Summer Bridge Math - Grade 3 6/20/2023 8/3/2023 Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:00 PM ET 3:50 PM ET $299
Summer Bridge Math - Grade 3 7/10/2023 7/27/2023 Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays 4:00 PM ET 4:50 PM ET $299
Summer Bridge Math - Grade 4 6/12/2023 7/31/2023 Mondays & Wednesdays 5:00 PM ET 5:50 PM ET $299
Summer Bridge Math - Grade 4 7/10/2023 7/27/2023 Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays 3:00 PM ET 3:50 PM ET $299
Summer Bridge Math - Grade 5 6/12/2023 7/31/2023 Mondays & Wednesdays 2:00 PM ET 2:50 PM ET $299
Summer Bridge Math - Grade 5 6/20/2023 8/3/2023 Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:00 PM ET 3:50 PM ET $299
Summer Bridge Math - Grade 5 7/10/2023 7/27/2023 Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays 5:00 PM ET 5:50 PM ET $299
Summer Bridge Math - Grade 6 6/12/2023 7/31/2023 Mondays & Wednesdays 3:00 PM ET 3:50 PM ET $299
Summer Bridge Math - Grade 6 6/20/2023 8/3/2023 Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:00 PM ET 6:50 PM ET $299
Summer Bridge Math - Grade 6 7/10/2023 7/27/2023 Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays 2:00 PM ET 2:50 PM ET $299
Summer Bridge Math - Grade 7 6/12/2023 7/31/2023 Mondays & Wednesdays 6:00 PM ET 6:50 PM ET $299
Summer Bridge Math - Grade 7 6/20/2023 8/3/2023 Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:00 PM ET 5:50 PM ET $299
Summer Bridge Math - Grade 7 7/10/2023 7/27/2023 Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays 2:00 PM ET 2:50 PM ET $299
Summer Bridge Math - Grade 8 6/12/2023 7/31/2023 Mondays & Wednesdays 4:00 PM ET 4:50 PM ET $299
Summer Bridge Math - Grade 8 6/20/2023 8/3/2023 Tuesdays & Thursdays 2:00 PM ET 2:50 PM ET $299
Summer Bridge Math - Grade 8 7/10/2023 7/27/2023 Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays 6:00 PM ET 6:50 PM ET $299

All classes are online.


System Requirements:

The live-online Summer Bridge sessions are offered online using a free Adobe Connect browser plug-in. The only requirements are high-speed internet access and speakers or headphones.

Course materials will be delivered directly to your home. We recommend registering at least four (4) business days in advance of the class start date to ensure timely delivery of your student package.

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About Our Program:

NMU’s Test Prep program is partnered with Educational Testing Consultants, a leader in higher education test preparation. Each year, Educational Testing Consultants helps thousands of students prepare for the important pre-college standardized tests at major colleges and universities across the United States. Educational Testing Consultants provides a proven program with a record of success and highly trained, top-quality instructors.

Request a Custom Summer Bridge Prep Course or Presentation

Northern Michigan University Test Prep also offers customized Summer Bridge Prep programs for schools, nonprofit organizations, and community groups. If you are a school principal, guidance counselor, admissions department, or community leader and would like details about our custom programs or would like to request a presentation, please call our professional staff at (906) 227-2103 or email us at conteduc@nmu.edu.