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**Math Report Card Comments**

**Problem Solving**

- _____ is not able to retell key information from a word problem.

- _____ exhibits a strong math foundation.

- _____ has significant trouble following clear steps to solve higher-order thinking word problems.

- _____ experiences difficulty in strategically applying a problem solving strategy to solve a word problem.

- _____ rarely explains thinking processes using pictures, numbers, and/or words.

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- Even with accommodations and/or modifications, _____experiences difficulty with (
*replace with any reading skill or strategy*).

- _____ has a hard time using context clues to figure out the meaning of new words.

- _____ able to clearly verbalize problem-solving strategy to peers.

- _____ has a deep understanding of how to strategically apply a problem solving strategy to figure out a complex word problem.

- _____ isn’t able to justify answers using evidence and/or clues from the word problem.

- _____ produces outstanding work in applying mathematical skills in project-based learning activities.

- _____ consistently struggles with (
*insert any math skill/strategy*).

- _____ rarely makes an attempt to ask for help when he or she does not understand a concept.

- _____ is performing below grade level in (
*insert any math skill or strategy*).

- _____ almost always identifies and ignores irrelevant “added information” within word problems.

- _____ comprehends the importance of key vocabulary in solving word problems.

- _____ becomes easily overwhelmed with the information present in complex math word problems.

- Though_____ is making gradual steps to improve (
*insert math skill or strategy)*, progress is delayed due to…

- _____ limited vocabulary impedes his understanding of word problems.

- With assistance from the teacher, _____ accurately solves complex math problems.

**General Concepts **

- _____ needs more practice in memorizing basic addition, subtraction, and/or multiplication facts.

- _____ accuracy and speed of responding to math facts is strong, fair, or weak (
*choose one*).

- _____ puts forth much effort. However, (
*insert any math skill or strategy)*is still difficult for him/her.

- With the use of manipulates, _____ frequently and accurately solves more complex math problems.

- _____ is experiencing difficulty memorizing basic math facts.

- _____ frequently uses manipulatives appropriately and effectively.

- _____ demonstrates a solid grasp of (
*insert any math skill or strategy*).

- _____ converts between (
*insert any two metrics, e.g. inches to feet*) easily.

- _____ is having trouble with (
*insert any math skill or strategy*).

- _____ exhibits a strong foundation in (
*insert any math skill or strategy*).

- _____ struggles with higher-order thinking word problems.

- Even though she has a hard time understand harder concepts, _____ refuses to use manipulatives.

- _____ shows difficulty in applying math skills in project-based learning activities.

- _____ is inconsistent with reading and writing numbers over 100,000 and/or 1,000,000.

- _____ progress in learning (
*insert any math skill or strategy*) is not consistent.

- _____ is struggling to maintain mathematical grade-level expectations.

- _____ has shown strong growth in (
*insert any math skill or strategy*).

- _____ understands place value up to…

- _____ shows difficulty in retaining math processes.

- _____ consistently and accurately sorts and classifies (
*insert appropriate topic, e.g. shapes, 3D figures, colors, etc.*)

- _____ frequently forgets math processes, strategies, and/or basic facts.

- Even with accommodations and/or modifications, _____struggles with (
*replace with any math skill or strategy*).

- _____ seldomly uses anchor charts to assist with learning.

- _____ effectively uses the math word wall to aid in understanding complex math terms.

- _____ shows difficulty with multi-step math problems.

- _____ demonstrates a natural knack for numbers.

- Even after repeated modeling by the teacher, _____ is unclear on how to solve multi-step word problems.

- _____ exhibits precision with analyzing various types of graphs.

- _____ applies mathematical knowledge with few errors.

- _____ math progress is moving slowly due to a weak math foundation.

**Work Habits**

- _____ takes pride in her work.

- _____ has significant trouble sitting still long enough to complete an assignment.

- _____ difficulty with (
*insert any math skill/strategy*) is caused by lack of paying attention.

- _____ very often interrupts and/or disrupts others.

- _____ demonstrates a positive attitude even when math problems get challenging.

- _____ gravitates towards more challenging word problems.

- _____ is frequently unprepared to begin math lesson.

- _____ often loses materials, manipulatives, and supplies needed to complete activities.

- _____ asks for assistance from teacher at appropriate times.

- _____ exhibits poor time management and consequently has trouble completing math assignments on time.

- _____ has the potential to produce better work but puts forth minimal effort.

- _____ demonstrates a healthy attitude towards math.

- _____ hardly ever participates in discussions and/or whole class activities.

- It’s challenging for _____ to complete a task if he isn’t supervised constantly.

- _____ distracts others often.

- _____ has a difficult time working independently.

- _____ reacts negatively and/or becomes highly discouraged when given constructive feedback on math assignments.

- _____ constantly asks questions that have been answered repeatedly and in detail.

- _____ is very slow to comprehend instructions and requires multiple repetitions of detailed directions.

- Even with accommodations and/or modifications, _____struggles with (
*replace with any math skill/strategy*).

- _____ frequently rushes to complete work as if in competition with classmates.

**More Student Remarks for Elementary Math**

- Unnecessarily sacrificing accuracy for speed causes _____to have lots of careless errors in her math work.

- _____ has to be told continuously to be respectful towards others and things (such as math manipulatives).

- _____ demonstrates a strong work ethic.

- Even when given extended time, _____ fails to complete assignments.

- _____ lacks confidence in himself and his mathematical abilities.

- _____ exhibits lack of confidence in mathematical proficiency which has affected his work performance.

- _____ math assignments and/or homework is often or always late.

- _____ eagerly approaches challenging math tasks with a positive and confident attitude.

- _____ requires frequent reminders to remain on task.

- Excessive absences and tardies are having a less-than-positive effect on _____ work performance.

- _____ doesn’t work to his/her full potential.

- _____ makes careless mistakes due to not revising work carefully.

- _____ consistently turns in math work that is disorganized, illegible, and/or not neat.

- _____ participates fully during math discussions but sometimes talks excessively and interrupts others.

- _____ actively participates in the math lessons most of the time.

- _____ a significant number of absences have affected work performance.

- _____ has a very difficult time staying focused on the assignment or activity at hand.

- _____ struggles with keeping hands to herself during group work and math learning centers.

- _____ requires a high level of encouragement in order to complete most higher-order thinking math tasks.

- _____ significantly lacks self-discipline.

- Instead of listening to others, _____chooses to talk over them during math group work.

- _____ is inconsistent with his efforts in math block.

**Next Steps for Improvement **

- The following modifications/accommodations in the area of math will be helpful to implement:

- _____ will continue to work within small groups and one-on-one with the teacher at least two times a week.

- I suggest _____ participates in after-school tutoring x number of times per week.

- It would be helpful to review at home with _____ …

- _____ would benefit from…

- I strongly encourage _____ to (
*insert any action that will help to improve situation + how often*) in order to improve (*insert issue*).

- For a (
*specify a time frame*), let’s implement an intrinsic/extrinsic reward system to motivate _____.

- During the summer, continue to… (
*insert any action that will help to improve situation + how often*) in order to improve (*insert issue*).

- I recommend….

- I suggest having _____ continue studying…

- _____ needs more opportunities to…

- Review x number of times each week the math skill/strategy of …

- In order to increase proficiency in (
*insert any math skill/strategy*), _____ requires assistance with learning tools such as…

- Let’s schedule a follow-up meeting/conference for the date of …. to discuss…

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