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What is it about mathematics that causes anxiety for pupils?

Matthews, B. and Majid, N. (2020) What is it about mathematics that causes anxiety for pupils? Primary Mathematics, 24 (2). pp. 25-27.

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This small scale research study explored what it is about mathematics that causes anxiety for pupils. The research was carried out in a primary school across three year groups. Pupils used drawings to elicit insight into mathematics anxiety as well as gaining teacher perceptions through a questionnaire. The research concluded that mathematics anxiety remains an ever-growing issue in schools. However, with careful teaching and learning strategies, this can be minimised and reduced.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science > Institute of Education > Improving Equity and Inclusion through Education
ID Code:91451
Publisher:Mathematical Association

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