You have completed your questionnaire. Based on your responses, we crafted a customized report for you.Keep reading to find out our recommendations for your child for reaching their main math goal, their potential for improvement and the exact reasons why they are struggling with math.
Your child math understanding seems strong. Their test scores are high and they finish most or all of their homework. But their test scores aren’t consistent enough for a straight A. Too often, they stumble upon a problem on a test, that they are unsure about or have no idea how to solve. It’s always a disappointment, and it really prevents them from reaching beyond 90% overall grade.
Your child needs help covering math thoroughly, bridging the gap between the homework and tests. They are strong in math, so the goal is to cover the top 10-20% of the problems, to reach thorough and comprehensive understanding – the level needed for a straight A. They need help expanding beyond homework, when homework doesn’t cover everything or doesn’t cover the specific problems your child needs help with.
Straight A is what your child needs for their GPA, as well as to be prepared and confident for future, higher-level math classes. Perhaps they are planning on taking (or are taking) AP or Honors classes which require additional effort and more in-depth understanding.
Your child’s math anxiety is likely caused by pressure: to consistently do well on tests, they need to solve the most challenging problems they are currently not confident about. To eliminate math anxiety, your child needs to boost their confidence.
They need to start by focusing their practice on the top 20% of the most challenging problems. They need to understand those in-depth, step by step, as well as be able to solve them independently. They need to cover many variations, to be prepared for absolutely anything they could see on the test. They need to solve problems under test-like conditions: without notes or guidance and with time limit.