Overcoming the fear of maths

A new study reveals a person's anxiety about solving mathematical problems can be overcome by shifting their mindset ⎮ 35 sec read

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May 25, 2019
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If you feel like you are a failure when it comes to solving maths equations, think again. Teachers can assist students overcome these fears early and improve maths ability, just by changing the students mindset. Alexei VernitskiIan Daly and Jake Bourgaize discuss their study, which measured participants motivation to solve mathematical equations before and after each problem and observed patterns of brain activity with an electroencephalogram, while participants completed the calculations. Find out whether mathematics or mindset is the real problem in their article How to overcome a fear of maths published by The Conversation.

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