Maths problem diagnostics

By: Susan Smith - Psychometrist  10-05-2011
Keywords: Career Guidance, Psychometric Testing, Maths; diagnosis; test administration

The average Gr 3 learner obtained 27% for maths in the last National Assessment. This should not be acceptable to anyone.  Something needs to be done.   You as parent, teacher or counsellor can change things for those who are battling with a crucial subject.
Maths is the nucleus of all economic growth in South Africa, and essential as an entrance subject to most university degrees of science or economic value.
If your child is battling with maths, despite extra lessons, hard work and so much frustration - you can help.
The assessment is based on 4 factors - and is geared specificially for learners from age 9 to 15 (older learners can also benefit) - and diagnoses the childs problem - whether it is understanding the verbalisation of maths, low basic maths knowledge, or is it some study orientation problem like anxiety, milieu, teaching, or is the childs personality a little different that they need to approach maths a little differently? 
Understanding the childs problems, identifying and honing in on problem areas will help the learner cope, their marks should soar and their confidence and love for maths should grow.  Don't waste time on unnecessary things - target specific learning areas that need attention, and the rest will fall in line automatically.

Keywords: Career Guidance, Maths; diagnosis; test administration, Psychometric Testing,

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