IF YOU’RE A STUDENT

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Maths helps your confidence!

Be inspired
Take a look at our Ambition film and the maths workshop at Langley Park School for Girls to see how a different approach to maths can really make a difference.

iBooks Cover VertIf you need help with maths and have an iPad, you can download Shirley Conran’s FREE do-it-by-yourself Maths course.

Find out more and get your free copy at moneystuff.com.

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 choose numbers 5 ,6, 7, 8, 9 or 10 – this indicates Maths Anxiety, to some degree.

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WHAT’S YOUR AMBITION?

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Singer, sailor, doctor, dancer?

Know what you want to do when you finish your studies?

Have a look at the National Careers Service website which lists over 800 hundred types of job, tells you what they pay you and what qualifications you need.
Each job listed explains:

– The skills and qualifications needed to get that job.
– What working in that job would be like.
– The pay you could expect.
– What the career possibilities are.

National Careers Service: Plumber
National Careers Service information for those interested in a career as a plumber, or anything else.

Whatever you decide to do, whoever you want to be, you will need your maths skills.

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ONLINE LEARNING

Robert Ahdoot
Californian maths teacher, Robert Ahdoot,has 2 million hits a months on his FREE teach-you-maths website.

Robert’s online lessons involve the entire class. Watch him teach statistics on his website.

If you’ re a gambler, you already know that lesson, so choose one of the others – maybe algebra or geometry.

Robert says, “With modern media technology, high quality maths lessons can be put into classrooms and living rooms.”

He adds, “Screen teaching is a blessing because all maths teachers are good at maths but they are not always good at teaching.”

“And within the next decade in America, 80% of jobs created will require maths and science skills, according to the American National Science Foundation.”

What is the probability that 80% of British jobs may also need, maths and science skills by year 2030? Very high.

[Source: Tedtalks, 2 April 2018]