"Who in Britain knows most about Maths Anxiety?” asked Dame Shirley Conran of two mathematicians, both previous advisers to the Government on the Maths Curriculum. With one voice, the two mathematicians said, “Sue Johnston-Wilder!"
Associate Professor Johnston-Wilder works in the Centre for Education Studies at the University of Warwick, where she lectures, writes, researches and organizes conferences for students and teachers on overcoming Maths Anxiety, often working with Dr. Clare Lee of the Open University.
Their slogan is, ”Maths Anxiety is acquired, disabling and treatable.”
Johnston-Wilder agrees with Professor Jo Boaler that “maths, more than any other subject, has the power to crush children’s confidence and to deter them from learning important methods and tools for many years to come”.