Study conducted across the country among parents of students between classes I and XII assesses learning problems faced owing to the pandemic
A recent nationwide study by Cuemath -- a company offering after-school classes in Mathematics and coding -- has shown a significant learning loss among students of all classes, especially in the subject.
Cuemath held the survey via market firm AC Nielsen to analyse the problems faced by students due to the pandemic, and understand the parents’ perspective.
A sample of 1,200 was taken across various cities, including metros like Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad and Delhi. The study was conducted among the parents of children studying between classes I and XII.
According to the study, parents of one in every four students studying up to class V fear that severe learning loss has occurred in mathematics in the last 18 months. Five out of ten parents of students studying in classes I to V term learning loss as the inability to remember basic concepts and grasp fundamentals. Many parents have also said that foundational topics like numbers and operations are difficult for these students to understand.
The parents of students of higher classes feel Geometry and Mensuration are difficult for the children to understand and comprehend.
About 44% of parents participating in the study believe that the fear of Maths is a primary reason for learning loss, leading to added stress for the parents as well.
Parents feel additional learning methods like videos, activity or game-based learning can help students develop more interest in subjects like Mathematics. In fact, 57% of parents are of the opinion that enhanced classroom teaching will overcome this learning loss.
Most parents now prefer online learning platforms over private tuitions or coaching centres. However, parents of students in higher classes still believe offline classes can iron out the learning issues.
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