Your Score Is 18 out of 24

Your Child’s Current Situation.

Your child is a motivated student. Last semester, they wanted to get an A and were putting in a lot of 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 do not get consistent results. They can score really high on one test, and poorly on the next one. With such lack of consistency, their test grades weren’t enough to get a straight A.

What You Want For Your Child

You want your child to get a straight A in their next math class. You want them to take advantage of this summer break to get a head-start for their next challenging math class. That doesn’t leave room for low grades. You don’t want their grades to fluctuate next semester. You want them to realize their ambitions of taking advanced classes.

… And Beyond

However, a straight A is not your 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, that work consistently. They need to learn to study independently so that when college challenges come around, they are ready to succeed on their own.

The Challenges

Understanding most of the material is not enough to ace the class.

Your child was doing ok last semester. They understood a lot in class and they were 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, that will often put 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 a shallow practice of many types of problems. What your child actually needs is 3-4X problems from the specific 10% 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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