Title What a fear of maths does to children – new research Degree of recognition International Media name/outlet The Conversation Media type Web Country United Kingdom Date 03/12/2020 Description Maths anxiety is the feeling of tension and fear that many people experience when called on to work out a sum. For children, it can lead to behavioural problems in class, as well as physical symptoms such as butterflies in the stomach and a racing heart.
Students with high maths anxiety perform worse in standardised maths tests and school exams. Anxious thoughts interfere with recalling maths-related facts and procedures, and also with performing these procedures well. This is often described as the experience of having your mind go blank.
Our new research shows that maths anxiety does not only affect how children do in exams, it also affects their ability to learn new mathematical concepts and procedures in class.
URL https://theconversation.com/what-a-fear-of-maths-does-to-children-new-research-150108 Persons Kinga Morsanyi, Carlo Tomasetto, Paddy O'Connor, Veronica Guardabassi
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