Fear of Maths?

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Fear of Maths?

Postby Annabel (admin) » Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:11 pm

David Wingfield, Headmaster of Eaton House The Manor Pre-Prep discusses the brilliant Maths Mastery method....

Shadows and noises may all be very well, according to Angelou, but research shows that ‘maths anxiety’, a complex psychological and emotional phenomenon, which combines social threats and a fear of failure, has been found to affect one in ten children from at least the age of eight. 

The mastery approach to teaching and learning in mathematics, rooted in the Shanghai and Singapore methods, with their emphasis on a depth of conceptual understanding over breadth of coverage, is arguably a strong means by which to minimise or overcome pupils’ experience of maths anxiety.

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