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Report Card Comments for Math

An extensive list of descriptive comments, phrases, and suggestions to assist you in writing clear, appropriate math report card feedback for parents and students. Focused around the most common and important math instructional areas (arithmetic, number sense, geometry, measurement, and more), this list provides easy-to-understand statements, written in plain language, that will help you tailor and convey specific suggestions for praise, improvement, and challenges.
Grades:
K |
9

Comments & Phrases for Math Students

Overall Performance

  • _______ has a good attitude towards the math work at this grade level. Please continue to work on ______ nightly.

  • _______ has worked hard in math this quarter. However, her progress has been slower than I would have liked. Can we meet to discuss some helpful strategies?

  • _______ would benefit from more practice with _____. If possible, could you please spend some time nightly on this skill?

  • At this point, _______ has successfully learned _____________. He is now able to start nightly practice of ____________.

  • Thank you for your interest in our room. It would be helpful if _______ practiced his/her _______________ nightly.

  • _______ is struggling with motivation in learning math. I know he/she can put in more effort than he/she has been recently. If possible, could you please reinforce this nightly?

  • _______ still needs strengthening in the concept of _______.

  • _______ is having trouble with many of the basic skills in math. Can we meet to discuss some helpful strategies?

  • _______ has a true enthusiasm and gift for math. His effort is reflected in his high grade. He is also an excellent classmate, as he frequently assists other students with concepts, not answers.

Arithmetic and Operations

  • At this point, _______ has successfully learned all of the addition facts through ten. He is now able to start nightly practice of the subtraction facts through ten.

  • ________ has done well learning the multiplication table. Howeverm it would be helpful if _______ practiced his/her multiplication facts nightly.

  • _______ has difficulty retaining math processes of addition, etc.

  • _______ understands the plus, minus, and equal signs, and uses them to make number statements.

  • _______ understands and uses basic facts of addition and subtraction to ____.

  • _______ can use manipulatives to add and subtract.

  • _______ understands basic equations and can solve for one variable.

  • _______ understands basic equations and can solve for multiple variables.

  • _______ can [add/subtract/multiply/divide] basic fractions.

  • _______ can [add/subtract/multiply/divide] advanced fractions and mixed numbers.

  • _______ understands and can solve [pre-algebraic/algebraic] expressions and equations.

Numbers and Number Sense

  • _______ can work with numbers up to ___ with understanding.

  • _______ is still reversing some numbers.

  • _______ understands place value up to _____.

  • _______ can use manipulatives to show place value to _____.

  • _______ can count to ______.

  • _______ relies heavily on concrete objects.

  • _______ is beginning to memorize the number facts.

  • _______ does not know his math facts well.

  • _______ understands and can represent [basic/intermediate/advanced] fractions.

  • _______ understands the basic concepts of decimal notation.

  • _______ understands and can [add/subtract/multiply/divide] using decimal notation.

  • _______ knows how to identify and work with number patterns.

Money and Measurement

  • _______ understands the basics of money and coins (pennies, dimes, nickels).

  • _______ understands the types of currency (pennies, dimes, nickels, quarters, dollars).

  • _______ understands how to use coins and bills of different denominations to pay for items and make change.

  • _______ understands the basics of financial literacy and the role of currency in personal and economic affairs.

  • _______ understands and can use basic units of measure for length, width, and height, including [inches/feet/centimeters/meters].

  • _______ understands and can use basic units of measure for volume, mass, and weight, including [ounces/pounds/tons/kilograms].

  • _______ understands and can use basic units of measure for distance of travel [and/or} time, including [feet/yards/miles/kilometers, seconds/minutes/hours].

  • _______ understands and can use basic units of measure for temperature, including [Fahrenheit/Centigrade].

  • _______ knows how to tell time by reading a clock, and can effectively use seconds, minutes, and hours to describe time.

  • _______ can use a ruler to measure [inches/feet/yards/milimeters/centimeters/meters].

  • _______ has learned how to convert U.S. measurements to metric measurements, including [milimeters/centimeters/meters/kilometers, kilograms, Centigrade].

  • _______ effectively uses common measurement tools including [ruler, protractor, scale, thermometer, clock] to solve measurement problems.

Geometry

  • _______ knows the basic shapes.

  • _______ understands the differences between 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional shapes.

  • _______ knows the basic angles and types of triangles.

  • _______ understands the basic concept[s] of [area/perimeter].

  • _______ understands the basic concept[s] of [volume/mass].

  • _______ understands and can use the basic concept[s] of [area/perimeter] to solve problems.

  • _______ understands and can use the basic concept[s] of [volume/mass] to solve problems.

  • _______ understands and can use the basic concept[s] of [points/lines] to solve problems.

  • _______ understands and can use advanced gemotric concepts to solve problems.

Graphs and Charts

  • _______ is able to create graphs using simple data.

  • _______ understands several methods of graphing.

  • _______ can effectively synthesize and present complex data in [bar graphs, line graphs, pie charts, visualizations, tables], and explain correlations.

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