Your Score Is 18 out of 24
Your Child’s Current Situation.Your child is a motivated student. They want to get an A and are putting in the effort to accomplish that. You know they are capable of getting an A in math. They also need it to maintain a high GPA and because they want to take AP and honors classes at higher math levels. The problem is: they are not getting consistent results. They can score really high on one test, and poorly on the next one. With such lack of consistency, their test grades won’t be enough to get a straight A.
The Clock Is Ticking.It takes around 94% to get an A. That doesn’t leave room for low grades. The longer your child’s test scores fluctuate, the lower is their chance for a straight A. The farther away they are from realizing their ambitions to take advanced classes.
What You Want For Your ChildHowever, acing the class is not their only goal. With advanced math classes and college in your child’s near future, you want to set them up for a smashing success. How? They need to learn powerful learning strategies. They need to learn to study independently so that when college challenges come around, they are ready to succeed on their own.
Understanding most of the material is not enough to ace the class.Your child is doing fine. They understand a lot in class and they are able to complete their homework, for the most part. What’s missing? Understanding most of the material is not enough to ace the class. Completing most of the test is not enough to ace it. If your child misses 2 out of 20 problems on the test, and makes 2 additional small mistakes, that puts them below the A level. Getting an A requires detailed preparation. Nuanced understanding of many variations of problems.
Why finishing homework can’t get your child further.Homework lacks the depth, necessary for “deep learning”. Homework gives your child, at best, 2-3 problems from each type. Whereas what your child needs is 3-4X problems from the specific types THEY struggle with the most. They need to learn deep, not broad. To get to the A level, your child needs to focus on the top 10% hardest problems, their specific weaknesses, special cases and complex variations.
Your Score is 18 / 24
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