Perfect Math Scores? Your Student Might Be Under-Challenged
Parents often view perfect scores as the benchmark for success — evidence that their child is doing well in school. In this Forbes article, AoPS Founder Richard Rusczyk disagrees.
"It's time we start seeing [perfect scores] as signs that kids are under-challenged," Rusczyk says. Otherwise, "we're teaching kids that you have to get it right every time."
And that's just not the case for challenges these students will face in school and in life.
The article goes on to explore how an academic struggle can be beneficial and the downsides of students not being challenged enough from a young age.