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 scores are high or perhaps even 100%, but that doesn’t carry over to their grades on tests and quizzes, which causes them a lot of frustration (and it’s also very confusing for you). Your child’s level of fundamentals is low. Some concepts are easy for them while others are very challenging. Your child understands most problems, but has hard time solving them independently, especially under pressure (thus, low quiz and test scores).
Your child needs help bridging the gap between their homework and tests. That involves learning how to solve problems independently. Using deep learning to really understand math concepts including special cases and challenging problem types. They need help using homework to learn, instead of simply completing it. They also need help strengthening their fundamentals, for this and future math classes.
Doing well on homework and struggling with tests makes your child lose their confidence more and more. Putting in the effort with no results, over and over again, makes them very frustrated and discouraged. Your child already struggles with independent solving and losing even more confidence is only adding to the problem.
Does your child often study for hours – with little to no progress? That’s a strong indication that they study ineffectively. Studying ineffectively slows down their progress by 3-5x. In addition to that, there is nothing more frustrating than wasting hours with absolutely no results.
It is definitely destroying your child’s confidence and motivation!
Conversely, with effective study skills, your child will progress much quicker, be able to solve harder and harder problems in a matter of minutes, and gain speed. The confidence and grade will follow. And so will willingness to study more. Without the frustration caused by studying for hours with no results, your child will feel much more encouraged and motivated to put more effort into math.
The key fact is: studying effectively isn’t difficult. It doesn’t require your child to study more. As matter of fact, it means that your child will understand more in less time.
It’s a matter of applying a few important principles and adopting them as habits. Your child needs to study actively, by solving problems and analyzing mistakes, not just reading the textbook or watching videos. They need to convert every mistake into a learning experience – analyze it, understand it and correct it. They need to apply the Rule of 3, after every mistake they understand, they need to solve at least 3 more examples of the same type to solidify their understanding. By making these critical changes to their study routine, your child will be able to feel progress every time they sit down to study math. It will motivate them to put in more effort and help them enjoy math more.