Cambridge University researchers have said that 1 in 10 children suffer from "despair and rage" [at maths].
"Children with Maths Anxiety experience rage and despair with some reduced to tears, researchers find".
Doctor Denes Szuchs, co-author of the study, said "Our findings should be of real concern for educators"
36% of younger (15-24 year-olds) people feel anxious about maths, compared to 10% of older (65+)
20% of adults in Great Britain have felt anxious when confronted with a mathematical problem
23% of parents of children aged 5-15 report that their eldest child often feels anxious when attempting to solve a maths problem
80% of adults have never heard of the term Maths Anxiety
Maths Anxiety affects males and females of all ages and backgrounds without discrimination.
We are working with academics and psychologists to evaluate and identify practical techniques to reduce anxiety and increase competence in maths.
Shirley Conran OBE, Founder of Maths Anxiety Trust, in conversation with Peter York
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