‘Maths anxiety’ causing fear and despair in children as young as six

By: Sally Weale Education correspondent | ‘Maths anxiety’ causing fear and despair in children as young as six | Neuroscience | The Guardian

Study says condition can cause physical symptoms and behaviour problems in class

Children as young as six feel fear, rage and despair as a result of “mathematics anxiety”, a condition which can cause physical symptoms and behaviour problems in class, according to a study.

Pupils in both primary and secondary school can find themselves locked in a cycle of despair, suffering from anxiety which harms their maths performance, which in turn leads to increased anxiety.

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