WHY DOES MATHS ANXIETY MATTER?
It matters individually because it leads to stress, low self-esteem, poorly managed finances and decreased social mobility.
It matters educationally - to compete in the modern world Mathematics is vital. The UK is only 18th out of 35 countries listed in the 2018 table of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s PISA mathematical rating, published December 2019
It matters nationally because it has a profound impact upon the UK economy and affects businesses who have to pay large sums to train their key staff to tackle maths.
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