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Understanding Mathematics Anxiety – new research by the University of Cambridge


Maths on Toast’s creative approach aims to build a positive attitude to maths and talk about the strong emotions that maths can provoke.

Interesting new research, published this week by the University of Cambridge highlights that maths anxiety is causing children as young as six to feel fear, rage and despair.

Maths anxiety can cause poor performance which in turn increases the anxiety. The research shows that the attitude of adults towards maths highly affects children and early intervention is key to breaking the vicious circle.

Read more about the research