2. Mathematics is a necessary skill that people use throughout
their lives, such as when they travel, use money, or keep track of
time. Therefore, mathematics is an important skill to learn at
school. But many students, adults and sometimes teachers
themselves are unable to understand it. Especially for students.
4. What is math
Math is mathematics and anxiety is a feeling of worry,
nervousness, or unease about something with an
5. Youare not alone.
Math anxiety is more than just a feeling of nervousness.
Nervousness is a sensible reaction to a situation that is actually scary. In
contrast, anxiety might not make sense.
This means that a person may feel anxious even though he or she knows that
there is really no reason to feel anxious. Also, anxiety can cause physical
symptoms, such as a racing heart or sweating.
Usually, people who have math anxiety believe that they are bad at math and
because of this, they do not like math.
These feelings lead them to avoid situations in which they have to do math.
Children with math anxiety often have poor math skills.
7. Causes of math
● One idea is that math anxiety develops in students who experience certain kinds of
social situations that influence the student’s thoughts or feelings. This means that the
student’s emotions, opinions, or behaviors are affected by things that other people say
● One study that gives an example of this showed that teachers with high math anxiety
were more likely to have students with poorer math achievement at the end of the
● This study suggests that the way the teacher acted somehow affected the math ability
of the students.
8. Math anxiety
• Math anxiety is not for life.
• It can be solved with simple things like
Writing down thoughts and feelings beforehand which makes people feel less
nervous when taking tests.
If student wrote down their thoughts and feelings, those feelings will not
occupy working memory while the student completes a math test.
Some breathing exercises help to calm them down before a math test.
10. Dyscalculia is a learning disability in math. People
with dyscalculia have trouble with math at many
levels. They often struggle with key concepts like
bigger vs. smaller. And they can have a hard time
doing basic math problems and more abstract
11. People don’t outgrow dyscalculia.
Kids who have a hard time with math may continue to struggle with it as adults.
But there are strategies that can help them improve math skills and manage the
Difficulty with math happens at all levels. It can be as hard to learn addition as it
is to learn algebra. Basic concepts like quantities can also be a challenge.
That’s why dyscalculia can make it hard to do everyday tasks. Cooking, grocery
shopping, and getting places on time all involve these basic math skills, which are
known as number sense .
12. Some people overlook dyscalculia as just being
“bad at math.” But it’s a real challenge that’s
based in biology.
13. Some of the
● Genes and heredity: Dyscalculia tends to run in families.
Research shows that genetics may also play a part in problems
● Brain development: This has to do with how the brain is
structured and how it functions in areas that are linked to
15. "An equation means nothing to me unless it
expresses a thought of God."
- Srinivas Ramanujan.