Mastering Mathspace for Summer Learning

Tips on making the most of Mathspace during the Summer break.

Mastering Mathspace for Summer Learning

Summer is the perfect time to dive into math, whether you're looking to stay sharp, catch up, or get ahead. Mathspace is an interactive online platform designed to make math learning engaging and effective. Here's how you can make the most of Mathspace during your summer break.

What is Mathspace?

Mathspace is an online platform that offers a comprehensive math curriculum from basic arithmetic to advanced calculus, grades 3 through calculus. It features step-by-step feedback, adaptive learning paths, instructional videos, targeted hints, and practice questions to support your learning journey.

Getting Started with Mathspace

  1. Create an Account:
    1. Head to the Mathspace website (
    2. Sign up using your email, Google account, or through your school if they have a subscription.
  2. Set Up Your Profile:
    1. Fill out your profile information to tailor the learning experience to your level and needs.
    2. Enter your class code if provided by your teacher to join your class.
  3. Explore the Dashboard:
    1. Your dashboard is your home base where you’ll find assigned tasks, progress reports, and access to the Mathspace library of textbooks.

The Mathspace Textbook library is organized by topics and grade levels. Here's how to make the most of it:

  1. Select Your Grade or Level:
    1. Choose your grade level or the specific math topics you want to work on.
  2. Browse Topics:
    1. Browse through various topics available. Each topic includes lessons and targeted practice.
  3. Start with a Lesson:
    1. Each lesson includes instructional videos and interactive problems. Watch the videos to understand the concepts and then try solving the problems.

Working on Assignments

  1. Assigned Tasks:
    1. Find your assignments on your dashboard or under the assignments tab at the top of the page. Click on an assignment to start.
  2. Interactive Problems:
    1. Mathspace’s interactive problem templates provide instant feedback. If you make a mistake, you’ll get hints and explanations to help you understand and correct your errors.
  3. Show Your Work:
    1. Use the “Show Your Work” feature to write out your solution steps. This reinforces learning and helps you identify any mistakes. We encourage you to enter each step to show you truly understand the process needed to solve the question being asked.

Using the Skills Map for Adaptive Personalized Learning

Mathspace offers an adaptive learning path, known as the Skills Map, that adjusts to your skill level:

  1. Initial Discovery Check-In (Suggested):
    1. Take the initial Discovery Check-In, so Mathspace can determine your areas of need based on your current grade level.
    2. Skills range from 3rd to your current grade level.
  2. Personalized Recommendations:
    1. Based on your performance, Mathspace will recommend topics and exercises suited to your level to address your areas of need.
  3. Progress Tracking:
    1. Track your progress through mastery level on the skills map.
    2. The platform will adjust the difficulty of problems as you improve.

Leveraging Support Features

  1. Hints and Feedback:
    1. Use hints if you’re stuck on a problem. Read the feedback after submitting an answer to understand your mistakes.
  2. Reports and Analytics:
    1. Check your reports to see detailed analytics of your performance. This can help identify areas that need more practice.
    2. Retry incorrect questions to demonstrate your new knowledge.

Tips for Effective Summer Learning

  1. Set Goals:
    1. Define clear goals for what you want to achieve over the summer. Whether it’s mastering a particular topic or preparing for the next school year, having goals will keep you motivated.
  2. Create a Schedule:
    1. Set aside regular study times each week. Consistency is key to retaining and building upon your math skills.
    2. We recommend 30 minutes or more of Mathspace a week.
  3. Mix It Up:
    1. Alternate between different types of activities—lessons, practice problems, and check-ins—to keep your learning engaging and well-rounded.
  4. Seek Help When Needed:
    1. Don’t hesitate to ask for help if you’re struggling with a concept. Use Mathspace’s resources, such as lessons, videos, worked examples, hints, and retries.
  5. Stay Positive:
    1. Math can be challenging, and a positive attitude will make a big difference. Celebrate your progress and remember that making mistakes is a part of learning.

With these tips and the powerful tools offered by Mathspace, you can make this summer your most productive and enjoyable math learning experience yet!