191+ Really Good Math Report Card Comments for All Grades

Report cards are an essential tool for communicating with parents. Along with letter grades, report cards often include comments.

With math report card comments, you can offer more insight into each student’s mathematical abilities. 

Writing math report card comments is beneficial for your students but also challenging. The task can quickly become tiring and repetitive.

That’s where these helpful math report card comments come in.

Whether you teach kindergarten, elementary, middle, or high school students, you are sure to find comments for your needs.

The following math report card comments are divided into categories to help you quickly find the right comments:

  • Elementary school
  • Basic algebra
  • Geometry
  • Counting
  • Addition/subtraction
  • Multiplication/division
  • Fractions/decimal points
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Overall performance in math (all other topics)

Find the category that corresponds to the math topics you need to discuss. Copy and paste the math report card comments, and edit them as necessary. 

Math Report Card Comments for Elementary

The following group of math report card comments is intended for elementary students (kindergarten and grade 1-5) who are still learning foundational math skills.

Positive Math Report Card Comments

The student…

  • Has a firm grasp of the basic math concepts taught at this grade level.
  • Continues to excel when it comes to understanding basic math concepts.
  • Has mastered the basics of math and is now ready for more complex math concepts.
  • Excels at math for this grade. He/she may be interested in extracurricular math programs.
  • Star pupil during math lessons. 
  • Is a natural at math. He/she quickly understands the techniques that we cover in class.
  • Understands all math topics discussed and shows great interest in math.
  • Can successfully count to ___.
  • Quickly picks up new math knowledge. 
  • Can compare numbers and count objects successfully.
  • Is ahead of the class at basic math skills.
  • Can complete basic math problems without assistance. 
  • Is getting more comfortable working with fractions.
  • Understands how to perform basic math using money.
  • Has memorized their numbers and how to perform basic addition and subtraction.
  • Is excelling in almost every area of math.
  • Continually shows improvement in all areas of math.
  • Using fractions in math problems comes natural to him/her.
  • Continues to increase his/her ability to perform addition and subtraction.
  • Is starting to gain a better understanding of math topics for this grade level.

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Needs Improvement Math Report Card Comments 

The student…

  • Makes the effort to improve but still finds the concept of ___ difficult. 
  • Has difficulty with some of the basic math concepts taught this year.
  • Is unable to easily remember certain math techniques, which may require more review.
  • Has begun to understand the basics of math but still needs assistance with ___.
  • Shows a lot of enthusiasm for math but continues to mistakenly reverse numbers.
  • Has started to fall behind when it comes to meeting math standards for this grade level.
  • Works hard but needs to show some improvement in his/her understanding of ___.
  • Shows difficulty understanding how to divide numbers but expresses interest in improving.
  • Can count without assistance but needs help performing basic arithmetic. 
  • Continues to make simple mistakes on math assignments. 
  • Reviewing the assignments before turning them in may result in fewer mistakes.
  • Has difficulty with certain areas of math that should be addressed next year.
  • Demonstrates a positive attitude. However, he/she needs to continue working on ___.
  • Continues to work hard on improving but fails to grasp the steps involved in ___.
  • Math skills have improved compared to the start of the year, but he/she still needs to work on ___.

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Math Report Card Comments for Basic Algebra

Utilize these math report card comments middle-school style to communicate students’ strengths and weaknesses in algebra.

The student…

  • Understands the basic rules of algebra. 
  • Performed well in the areas of algebra covered this year, including ___.
  • Has learned how to successfully solve basic equations without assistance.
  • Understands the system of equations and how to solve basic algebra problems.
  • Shows a real aptitude for math. He/she should be ready for advanced algebra.
  • Is constantly surprising me with his/her understanding of algebra.
  • Has mastered the steps involved in solving basic algebra equations.
  • Understands how to evaluate algebraic expressions without assistance.
  • Has continued to thrive in algebra class. 
  • He/she displays a deep knowledge of algebra topics.
  • Can solve more complex equations with variables on both sides.
  • Is a stellar student that easily picks up new algebra techniques and terms.
  • Has made great strides this year. However, I recommend that he/she focuses more on the concept of ___.
  • Is one of the top students in algebra class.
  • Can successfully translate expressions and equations.
  • Has grasped the basics of algebra and is ready for the next level of math.
  • Is knowledgeable about a variety of algebra topics but has trouble with ___.
  • Has a good general understanding of algebra but should work a little harder on a few trouble areas, including ___.
  • Can solve basic equations but struggles with algebra problems that include ___.
  • Has shown a real devotion to improving. However, he/she needs to spend a little more time working on ___.

Math Report Card Comments for Geometry

The following math report card comments for high school cover concepts related to geometry.

The student…

  • Has a solid understanding of basic geometry concepts and terms.
  • Has completed basic geometry and is now ready for the next level of math.
  • Can identify all basic geometrical shapes.
  • Understands the basics of analytic geometry and should excel at the next level of math.
  • Has conquered basic geometry and is more than ready for the introduction to algebra.
  • Has a natural ability to solve problems involving shapes and distances.
  • Knows how to determine the midpoint in different geometrical shapes.
  • Has great skill when it comes to measuring distances and solving analytical geometry problems.
  • Can perform basic geometry tasks with ease.
  • Was one of the first students in class to comprehend complex geometry topics.
  • Thrives at solving geometry puzzles.
  • Geometry skills have improved a great deal since the beginning of the semester.
  • Is very skilled at analyzing shapes and solving basic geometry puzzles.
  • Solves complex geometry problems with great confidence.
  • Has become the go-to student for answering geometry problems. 
  • Is committed to learning. However, he/she needs to work a little harder on ___.
  • Understands how to measure the perimeter of a shape but cannot determine the area.
  • Is a skilled student. However, he/she still has trouble solving geometry problems.
  • Can easily identify most geometrical shapes but struggles to understand some of the problem-solving steps.
  • Has a solid understanding of basic geometry but still needs to spend more time working on a few specific areas.

Math Report Card Comments for Counting

These math report card comments are great for kindergarten and grade 1 students.

The student…

  • Can count and recognize numbers up to 20.
  • Is skilled at counting. He/she counts higher than expected for this grade level. 
  • Counts beyond what we would expect for a student of this age. Fantastic!
  • Skilled counter. He/she can easily count to ___.
  • Shows a real love for numbers and counting.
  • Can separate items into groups and determine the total in each group.
  • Loves playing counting games and often volunteers to count aloud.
  • Has great number sense for a child in this grade level.
  • Has surpassed other kids when it comes to counting.
  • Really thrives when we play counting games.
  • Is often the first student to correctly guess the total of a group of objects.
  • Often jumps at the chance to count. 
  • Is more than ready to start adding and subtracting.
  • Can count amazingly well for children in this grade.
  • Stands out as one of the best counters in class.
  • Sometimes struggles to count beyond ___.
  • Is a motivated learner in most areas, but has trouble counting.
  • Occasionally loses track when counting.
  • Enjoys counting but becomes frustrated when he/she gets the total wrong.
  • Has shown a lot of perseverance. However, he/she still has trouble counting.

Math Report Card Comments for Addition and Subtraction

The student…

  • Can add and subtract as expected for children of his/her age.
  • Adds and subtracts large numbers with ease.
  • Can add and subtract at a suitable level for this grade level.
  • Completes basic math problems involving addition and subtraction without difficulty.
  • No longer requires assistance adding and subtracting small sums. 
  • Surpassed my expectations this year when it comes to adding and subtracting values.
  • Has a solid grasp of basic addition and subtraction.
  • Never needs help completing math problems with basic addition and subtraction.
  • Has mastered addition and subtraction and should move on to multiplication and division.
  • Has a good understanding of the steps involved in solving math problems, including basic addition and subtraction.
  • Is a remarkable student. He/she can quickly add and subtract large values.
  • Can add and subtract large numbers without help.
  • Is a committed student who continues to excel in most areas, including adding and subtracting.
  • Has worked hard to become better at adding and subtracting. The hard work has paid off!
  • Has improved dramatically. He/she can add and subtract with confidence.
  • Is more than capable of adding and subtracting when he/she takes the time to focus on the problem.
  • Has struggled to progress to the next level of math, as he/she still struggles with adding and subtracting.
  • Can count well but has trouble adding and subtracting.
  • Is a smart student who occasionally requires more time to complete basic math problems with addition and subtraction.
  • Often makes simple mistakes when adding and subtracting, as he/she tends to rush through math assignments.

Math Report Card Comments for Multiplication and Division

The student…

  • Understands how to multiply and divide large numbers with decimal points.
  • Is starting to pick up the basics of long division and working with decimal points.
  • Has a solid understanding of multiplication facts and the properties of multiplication.
  • Can perform basic multiplication and division without help from a teacher.
  • Is continuing to excel at math, especially when it comes to multiplying and dividing large values.
  • Is one of the best math students. He/she can perform multi-digit multiplication with great skill.
  • Performs multiplication and division without any difficulties.
  • Hard work has helped him/her finally conquer the multiplication table.
  • Can multiply and divide multi-digit values quickly.
  • I’m frequently amazed at how quickly he/she can solve math problems involving multiplication and division.
  • Is often the first student to complete problems involving multiplication or division.
  • Understands how to complete division problems using arrays.
  • Rarely needs clarification when learning new techniques for multiplying and dividing values.
  • Has memorized all essential math terms and techniques related to multiplication and division.
  • Meets expectations for this grade level but should work on multiplication and division a little harder.
  • Has enthusiasm for learning math but has displayed trouble with long division.
  • Requires assistance when completing math problems that include multi-digit multiplication or division. 
  • Can multiply and divide single-digit values easily but has trouble with multi-digit values.
  • Has a good understanding of multiplication but occasionally struggles with place value.

Math Report Card Comments for Working with Fractions and Decimal Points

The student…

  • Solves problems involving fractions and decimal points without difficulty.
  • Has a good sense of place value when working with decimal points and large numbers.
  • Understands the differences between proper fractions, mixed fractions, and improper fractions. 
  • Enjoys completing word problems with fractions.
  • Easily solves complex word problems with fractions.
  • Can solve math problems involving fractions without asking for help.
  • Shows great skill in understanding fractional numbers.
  • Can perform multiplication of fractional numbers with great skill for this grade level.
  • Can add and subtract values with decimal points without needing assistance.
  • Understands the steps involved in solving word problems with decimals.
  • Is exceptionally gifted at math, especially when dealing with fractions and decimal points.
  • Solves questions involving fractions and decimal points quickly and confidently.
  • Has shown a fantastic level of improvement when working with decimal points.
  • Has overcome previous difficulties to become quite skilled at working with fractions and decimal points.
  • Has mastered solving math problems with decimal points and is now ready for basic geometry.
  • Understands the basics of solving problems with fractions but has trouble with decimal points.
  • Can work with fractions but needs extra help when dealing with decimal points.
  • Is almost ready for the next level of math but needs to continue working on his/her understanding of decimal points and place value.
  • Often gets frustrated when trying to divide values that include decimal points.
  • May need to work a little more on decimal points and place value.

Math Report Card Comments for Problem-Solving Skills

The student…

  • Displays amazing analytical skills when solving some of the more complex math problems.
  • Uses great problem-solving skills when completing complex math equations.
  • Carefully analyzes math problems before solving them, which results in fewer errors.
  • Rarely needs help completing math problems thanks to his/her fantastic problem-solving skills.
  • Can successfully analyze a math problem and determine the right technique for solving it.
  • Has the patience to solve complicated math problems. 
  • Uses advanced analytical skills to solve math problems quickly for a student in this grade level.
  • Works hard to solve problems but should slow down and double-check his/her work.
  • Never becomes frustrated when working on math problems. He/she relies on his/her problem-solving abilities.
  • Working on his/her problem-solving skills may help him/her achieve a better grade next semester.

Math Report Card Comments for Overall Performance

The next categories of math report card comments provide general remarks for a student’s overall performance.

Use these math report card comments to communicate strengths and weaknesses in number sense, measurement, graphing, or any other math topic.

Find comments for students who exceed, meet, or fail to meet expectations for math at their current grade level.

Math Report Card Comments for Exceeding Expectations

The student…

  • Continues to amaze me with their understanding of complex math concepts.
  • Is ahead of the class. He/she understands math concepts typically introduced in later grades.
  • Has exceeded expectations for understanding math concepts for this grade level.
  • Perfect performance. Your child has a real knack for math.
  • Shows exceptional aptitude for math. 
  • Has continued to astound me with his/her math abilities.
  • Is miles ahead of the other students when it comes to math skills.
  • Few other students have the same abilities in math at this grade level.
  • Your child has a rare talent for math. He/she is continually ahead of the curriculum.
  • Has surpassed the requirements for math at this grade level.

Math Report Card Comments for Meeting Expectations

The student…

  • Meets expectations for math at this grade level.
  • Now meets the requirements for math at this grade.
  • Performs as expected for this grade level.
  • Has a basic understanding of the math concepts needed for this grade.
  • Continues to improve. His/her math skills are competent for his/her grade.
  • I have seen real improvement this year, as he/she now meets math standards for this grade.
  • Is a solid student who has met the requirements for math this year. 
  • Has shown an aptitude for math at this grade level and is ready for next year.
  • Can now start preparing for the next level of math. 
  • Understanding of math has increased wonderfully this year. He/she now meets expectations.

Math Report Card Comments for Failing to Meet Expectations

The student…

  • Continues to struggle with the math concepts introduced this year. 
  • May require a little more work to avoid repeating the same results next semester.
  • Has worked hard to improve but still needs to focus on the areas discussed during class.
  • Has had trouble with certain math techniques, including how to ___.
  • Often fails to meet expectations when it comes to math standards for this grade.
  • Frequently fails to pay attention when new math concepts are introduced.
  • Is performing just below expected for math at this grade level.
  • May need to repeat math for this grade level if he/she continues to perform poorly.
  • Has struggled to pay attention in class, resulting in a final grade that is below average. 
  • Is committed to improving. However, he/she still falls slightly below math standards for this grade.

Utilizing these quality math report card comments for elementary, middle, and high school students, you should have no problem finding inspiration.

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