There are many reasons why kids struggle with math. Math anxiety is one factor that we often write about but another major reason that kids battle is memory. When your child’s working memory is being overloaded for storing basic numerical facts, then there is little space left for other endeavours. It’s hard to understand more […]

# Tag: math anxiety

## Do Not Let Your Children Inherit Your Math Anxiety

There are countless studies on math anxiety, and it’s safe to say that the condition has reached epidemic levels. Research has shown that as many as 38% of students suffer from the affliction and that parents too are affected. There are also pieces of research, some of which we have covered, that suggest that math […]

## Prof. Shimon Schocken: Making Math Fun

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## Being Bad At Math Is Not Cool

I have heard so many adults (myself included) utter the phrase “I’m bad at math” that it’s no longer information that I actively register. In fact, my friends and I often say things like “I can’t count” or “my brain can’t work numbers.” I will reach for a calculator a fraction faster than I should. […]

## Parents vs. Math

Parents vs. Math: Volume 1 – Don’t Let Your Kid Stink at Math Delia comes home from school with a backpack full of homework to tackle. She takes out her writing assignment and completes it furiously. She loves to write. She puts it neatly in her binder then grabs her social studies assignment, studying for […]

## Do Students Need Algebra?

It’s no secret that algebra is the bane of many students’ lives. Failure rates for high schoolers across US states reach as high as 82%, and even among students who elect to take the subject, failure rates of 50% are common. Algebra – along with other advanced math subjects – is frequently listed as one of […]

## Girls Worry More About Math

Leveling out the gender gap in STEM careers has been problematic for some time now, and many researchers are analyzing just why it’s so hard to get a balance of men and women in those fields. A new study has found that perhaps math anxiety is one of the many hurdles, with women affected by the […]

## When Adults Are Bad At Math

Across the pond, a worrying survey has found that adults don’t remember a lot of math from their school days, and it might be impacting their career. YouGov, an internet-based market research company, surveyed 2000 adults about their math skills. They found that 20% of adults did not know how to work out fractions or […]

## How To Talk To Kids About Math

There are many well-researched ways to reduce math anxiety. But perhaps one of the best places to start is with prevention. If you want to get your children hooked on math, and unafraid of numbers than the best thing to do is talk to them about the subject as much as possible. So here is […]

## Your Math Anxiety Is Contagious (And Here’s The Cure!)

Once upon a time, a misunderstood creature by the name of Mathematics lived on the outskirts of a small town. Mathematics was very clever, and sometimes the townspeople would come to ask him questions about astronomy or geography or architecture. But Mathematics also had a reputation for being difficult, and the townspeople didn’t like to […]