Tutor Tuesday - Maths Anxiety
While mathematics is often considered a hard subject, not all difficulties with the subject result from a learning difficulty. Many children and adults experience feelings of anxiety when confronted by a maths problem. It is also thought that girls are more affected than boys.
Maths anxiety can be so severe “that it appears the child cannot do any maths at all, but really it is the anxiety that is the barrier, not the maths.”
Understanding Maths Learning Difficulties