THE MATHS ANXIETY QUICK CHECK

To calculate whether a person has Maths Anxiety – and if so, to what degree – different educational psychologists use different scales of measurement, which may be difficult for a parent to understand.

The Maths Anxiety Trust use this simple 1-10 scale, with 1 meaning, ‘I love maths’, and 10 meaning, ’I hate maths.’

On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rate yourself as feeling Maths Anxiety, if 1 = Love it and 10 = Hate it?

1. I love maths!

2. I like maths.

3. I never feel anxious about maths

4. I hardly ever feel anxious about maths.

5. Sometimes I feel anxious about maths or get a sinking feeling.

6. I always feel anxious about maths.

7. Maths makes me feel helpless, stupid or useless.

8. I panic if asked to do a maths problem.

9. Maths makes my mind go blank, so I can’t think clearly

10. I hate maths!

If you scored 5 or more in response to the above question this indicates Maths Anxiety.

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