At the A+ Club we often hear from parents that their child is struggling in math.
Sometimes it’s, “she never does well in math” or “he does his math homework but scores poorly on quizzes and tests.”
Why students struggle in math: guided v independent practice empowered by feedback from The A+ Club on Vimeo.
“Guided practice” is when the teacher shows or “teaches” a new topic or skill.
“Independent practice” is when the student engages it by him or herself.
Effective teaching develops learning through a deliberate combination of guided and independent practice, where each builds upon the other. However, if the two are disconnected b an absence of effective and direct teacher to student feedback, then learning doesn’t happen.
This is why kids often say, “I get it when my teacher explains it, but I can’t do it on my own.” When your child complains that he or she “doesn’t test well,” it’s because your child is not receiving effective feedback to empower the independent practice required for learning.
This process is the same for all courses and subjects, but it more frequently manifests in math classes because math learning is not as easily processed through “guided practice” as other subjects.
In our A+ Club academic program, we engage students in effective learning techniques and provide guidance and direct math tutoring and in all subjects for overall academic success.