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’s homework and test scores are high but they aren’t progressing as fast as they could. In school math, they rarely encounter problems they aren’t sure about. Their class doesn’t move forward fast and your child, given the right approach and personal attention, could be progressing 2-3X faster. In addition to that, they like math so they welcome extra challenges. The problem is, school doesn’t challenge them enough, and your child’s math potential and enthusiasm is diminished.
Your child needs help covering and expanding on the most difficult topics. Firstly, most challenging problems from the topics they are covering in class. Secondly, expanding those topics to higher levels of complexity. Moreover, connecting the current material with higher-level topics from 1-2 grades ahead. Finally: interesting, fun and challenging problems they will never see in class, from competitions, analytical challenges and more.
Your child likes math and challenge and you want them to take advantage of that. You want to provide them with opportunities to progress faster, understand more math, have fun with it, challenge themselves, and increase their confidence. Your child is often bored with school math at their level. Instead, you want them to be excited about math, excited about their progress and what they are learning.
Your child, like many other children, struggles with math fundamentals. Math fundamentals come up and will continue to come up in every math problem your child will ever encounter so it is critical that they continuously review them, to remain confident and fluent in their fundamental skills, at any level. Shockingly, many teachers incorrectly assume that fundamentals are easy – and don’t explain them. As a result, many children don’t learn them well. Hence, your child likely never did. Or perhaps they learned them a long time ago and didn’t get a chance to refresh their knowledge and practice them recently.
Many teachers simply assume that children already know the fundamentals and don’t see the necessity to review them at all – which is a huge mistake!
Your child needs to independently practice the fundamentals that pertain to the concepts they are currently learning because, unfortunately, they won’t get that practice in class. Most fundamentals aren’t very challenging but they often do have variations, and they tend to be detailed. That’s why your child needs to solve a large number of examples, to gain confidence and speed. Math fundamentals occur in every single math problem your child will ever encounter so it is absolutely critical that they master them, to gain high level of confidence and proficiency.
After they master solving pure fundamental problems, your child should also understand and practice applications of fundamentals, to bridge the gap between pure math operations and how they work in multi-step problems. Most children skip this step and end up struggling.