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Monday, March 18, 2019

Decoded: What causes 'maths anxiety' in school kids | Lifestyle - IOL

Is your daughter more anxious over maths than your son? Blame gendered stereotypes about mathematics as well as anxiety of both teachers and parents, finds a study.

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While mathematics is often considered a hard subject, not all difficulties with the subject result from cognitive difficulties. Many children and adults experience feelings of anxiety, apprehension, tension or discomfort when confronted with a maths problem.

The study, led by researchers from the University of Cambridge, showed that maths anxiety is seen more in girls than boys. The gender gap stems from the gendered stereotypes about the ability to crack maths...

In a sample of 1000 Italian students, the team found that girls in both primary and secondary school had higher levels of both maths anxiety and general anxiety. 
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Source: IOL


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