It is estimated that 17% of the population suffer from psychological or physiological symptoms related to math anxiety.
Parents, don’t underestimate your child’s math anxiety because it can go far beyond school. Left unchecked, it can have a long-life impact. Low level of confidence and self esteem are common among students with math anxiety and can have a strong influence in their life success and satisfaction.
Although there are ways to deal with math anxiety, the best choice is to avoid this problem altogether, and this is better to be done since early age by instilling positive attitude towards math.
Often we hear an adult (unfortunately typically women) says: “Oh, I hate math” or “I’m not a math person”. You might say it spontaneously, but please don’t show this negative mindset to your child. Rather, have a confidence in your own ability to help them in learning math and try to make it as fun as possible.
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