When you have to write comments on your student's report card
concerning math skills, it is very important that you give the
parents of your student's information on how to correct the various
issues. Remember, it is very important to include positive comments
as well as constructional comments. In order to help your student
progress, you will need to accurately inform their parents of
their shortcomings and achievements. Below are 50 report card
comments for assessing your student's math skills, and they will
help you clearly organize your thoughts concerning your student's
1. This student is able to clearly understand addition as well
as subtraction. He or she is showing a great interest in math
and is quickly adopting the necessary skills.
2. _____ is increasing his or her ability to calculate and perform
addition and subtraction and is confident in his or her ability
to do so.
3. Is having difficulty with addition and takes more time to
understand directions. I highly suggest going over addition rules
and techniques with your child at home to help improve their skill
4. He or she is quickly learning how to skip count by two's,
five's and ten's and is able to comprehend how this process works.
5. Your child is able to comprehend and remember all of the math
skills he or she has been taught in this reporting period.
6. ____ is greatly improving over this reporting period, and
is able to accurately solve addition and subtraction math problems.
7. This student is falling behind in their basic math skills,
and in order to improve them I suggest working with them at home.
8. You child is able to successfully count to one-hundred without
help or assistance from the teacher.
9. _____ is able to sufficiently compare numbers against each
other using the appropriate terms taught. They are also able to
clearly explain why the numbers are greater or less than the others.
10. You child is showing improvement in subtraction skills, and
would show greater improvement with further home study.
11. ____ is disinterested in learning math skills and is having
a difficult time remembering basic techniques.
12. This student is having a hard time showing their work with
math problems, and requires additional assistance solving problems.
13. _____ needs to show improvement in their ability to solve
basic addition math problems. I highly suggest performing regular
home study to help improve this math skill.
14. Your child is falling behind in their basic math skills compared
to the rest of the class.
15. Student is progressing nicely, and is showing constant improvement
with their math skills and abilities.
16. _____ is showing a great attitude towards math. Please continue
to work on basic math skills, such as addition, subtraction and
multiplication with your child each night.
17. Your child would benefit from further practice of their math
skills. If possible, it would be recommended to spend time reviewing
their math skills nightly.
18. _____ understands the concept of mathematics using money
(nickels, quarters, pennies and dollars).
19. Your child can now count to ____ without the assistance of
20. _____ is beginning to memorize their numbers and basic addition.
With further regular home study he or she will greatly improve
their math skills.
21. This student is excelling in most of their math skills, but
they need to begin concentrating on the following skills:
22. _____ is unable to easily remember facts and figures with
his or her math skills. It would be beneficial to your child if
you would review their daily assignments with them each night.
23. _____ has begun to understand addition and subtraction signs,
and is able to solve basic mathematic problems with them.
24. This student is still reversing numbers.
25. _____ is continually showing difficulty in understanding
some of the basic math problems. I would enjoy to have a meeting
with you to discuss several different methods to help your child
with these issues.
26. Your child is demonstrating the ability to understand various
math concepts easily.
27. Communicates well with students, as well as with the teacher.
28. If _____ doesn't understand a problem, he or she is quick
to ask questions and listen carefully to answers.
29. ______ is showing a great interest in mathematics and is
improving his or her math skills quickly.
30. This student can solve problems with very little assistance
from the teacher. You may want to work with your child on _______
in order to improve their knowledge.
31. _____ rarely solves problems independently, and requires
the assistance of the teacher for the majority of their math problems.
32. Your child shows a basic understanding of their math skills,
but still requires assistance applying these skills.
33. Can accurately solve basic mathematic problems.
34. _____ has successfully met all of the requirements up to
this point, and is continually showing improvement and comprehension.
35. _____ is having difficulty explaining the rules of addition
and subtraction. I suggest more home study within these areas.
However, your child is exceeding in his or her other math skills.
36. _____ shows a lack of comprehension with their basic math
37. This student needs to ask for additional help when performing
their math problems.
38. _____ is moving too quickly throughout their work, and has
many errors within their math skills. Needs to learn to slow down
their pace when working with basic math problems.
39. Can appropriately demonstrate all basic math skills discussed
throughout this reporting period.
40. _____ is helpful to other students and also can accurately
give them help.
41. Your child enjoys solving problems for the class.
42. _____ excels in group activities and seems to work best within
43. _____ needs assistance understanding decimals and multiplication.
44. This student has shown excellent worth ethics with their
math skills and is developing ahead of his or her class.
45. _____ asks very few questions, but is showing a good understanding
of their math skills.
46. _____ creates problem solving strategy's that are different
from those taught.
47. Communicates their difficulties in understanding math problems.
48. _____ is not a afraid to ask questions about their math skills.
49. Can apply their mathematical knowledge with little to no
50. _____ needs to double-check their answers prior to submitting
them. Their work is frequented by minor errors that can be easily
fixed by reviewing their problems.