How to use past math results to improve performance?


6 November 2020

Read time: 4 minutes


Maths is one of the most nerve-racking exams. No matter what level of Math you're doing, it's always going to be daunting.

Education received in school is like a ladder. The concepts learned in the last year serves as a base for the next year. In no other subject is this truer than in mathematics.

As you brace for the start of the new academic year, this brings us to the main question-

How to use past math results to improve performance?

Poor academic performance in Mathematics is attributed to many factors such as shortage of staff, learner attitudes to the subject, math phobia, lack of teaching and learning resources, and inexperienced teachers.

How to use past math results to improve performance? are mentioned below in the Downloadable PDF. 

📥 How to use past math results to improve performance?


How did your child perform in their last math exam?

1. My child did well and doesn’t need any help

If your child is a topper and his math exam scores are the best, you might feel that there is no scope for improvement. Chances are your child isn’t being challenged enough at school.

This will only harm them in the long run and hinder their performance in competitive exams in their future.

Prepare for competitive exams with the help of Cuemath

This is where Cuemath helps your child challenge themselves beyond school exams by preparing them for exams like International Math Olympiad, etc

2. My child did well but can do better

Your child has a good understanding of the concepts. However, when it comes to timed tests like exams, their performance takes a hit. This is caused due to a lack of interest and focus.

Your child is in need of a constant challenge and needs more attention to ensure consistent practice.

Practice makes a child, practice with Cuemath's mock tests range

Cuemath engages children with fun learning tools and methods like visualizations and puzzles which ensures maximum learning outcomes. You can also check out strategies adopted by Cuemath Teacher to motivate students in Math,

3. My child works hard but has trouble scoring in Math

When it comes to questions from the textbook math scores are high but when there are slight twists to the question their performance takes a hit. This is because their math foundation is weak and their concepts are shaky.

Cuemath builds up Strong Math Foundation at early stage

Cuemath helps your child understand the why behind the what of math concepts through a unique teaching method. This enables them to solve various math problems beyond textbooks and prepares them for the future.

4. My child is afraid of Math

Math can be a scary subject for a lot of children. The fear of numbers is quite common among students as they scale up the educational ladder in schools. This can cause anxiety towards the subject, hindering their overall progress in academics.

Help your child overcome the Math Exam Syndrome by joining Cuemath

Cuemath helps your child beat the fear of math by helping them understand the subject in a way that is both fun and engaging instead of scary and tough.

Read more about the Math Exam Syndrome and how to deal with it,


Examinations are an extremely high-pressure time for children. They must learn an entire year’s worth of courses and sit for tests that rank students in order of perceived intelligence.

Tests are one method for a teacher to gauge what her students know (and need to know), but tests aren't just for the teachers. By taking tests, children learn solid study skills, learn from errors, and learn how to handle the unknown (like surprise tests) in an academic setting.

Through practice and preparation, children will feel equipped and ready to handle tests—without feeling the need to cheat. They will also be less afraid of failure or mistakes because they'll rely on their own abilities and put in their best efforts.

Important notes to remember
It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer
–Albert Einstein 

No matter how your child performs in mathematics, we have a solution to help them get better and always help them stay a step ahead of their peers in school and beyond.

Come and experience how we help enhance your child’s math performance preparing them for greater milestones in their academic year, at a center near you today!

Student learning Math the Cuemath's way

Cuemath has designed amazing math puzzles for students that will fast track their caliber in mathematics, you can check them here.

What do you think is the best way for students to study Mathematics? Let us know your thoughts on Twitter.

We also have a video of a Microbiologist and Educational Psychologist Nithya Sriram in talks with Cuemath explaining the psychological reasons behind the fear of math.

About Cuemath

Cuemath, a student-friendly mathematics and coding platform, conducts regular Online Live Classes for academics and skill-development and their Mental Math App, on both iOS and Android, is a one-stop solution for kids to develop multiple skills.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. What is Math Phobia?

Mathematical anxiety, also known as math phobia, is anxiety about one's ability to do mathematics. It is a phenomenon that is often considered when examining students' problems in mathematics.

2. What is Arithmophobia?

Also known as Numerophobia, it is often an exaggerated, constant, and irrational fear of numbers that can affect one's daily routine. It shouldn't be confused with Math Phobia which is the anxiety about a person's ability to do math.

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