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.
With the low homework and test scores alike, your child needs to make significant progress to improve their grade in this class, and to build up their math skills, fundamentals and study skills for the future classes.
Your child needs help gaining practical understanding of math concepts, going through (completing and understanding) homework without being frustrated and overwhelmed, preparing for tests ahead of time (in a structured way) and covering essential fundamentals applicable for the current and upcoming math topics.
Their fundamentals level is very low, because they likely forgot or never learned them well. All of your child’s math difficulties are hurting their confidence, as they struggle with most math problems, with understanding math in class, completing homework and taking tests.
Your child’s math anxiety is likely caused by their negative math experiences: getting repeatedly stuck on math problems, having no idea how to solve them, and having to solve problems without sufficient understanding under pressure.
To eliminate their math anxiety, your child needs to boost their confidence. They need to start by building their math fundamentals and understanding solutions of problems. They need to understand math problems in detail, step by step, not merely have a general idea and understand them “overall.” They also need to be able to solve them independently. They should start by understanding their easiest homework problems and covering the fundamentals that apply to the topics they are currently learning.
After reaching the level where they can understand simple problems and are able to solve them independently (critical!), your child will be able to use homework to gain confidence through independent solving. As they progress, they need to start attempting to solve more and more advanced problems and more variations, with less and less guidance.