A Learning Skills Foundation Sister Organisation


The Maths Anxiety Trust works to eliminate anxiety about Maths



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


Extract from the Ipsos MORI poll, commissioned by

Maths Anxiety Trust in May 2018




18% of 15-year-old students in the UK did not reach the baseline standard in PISA.

21% of 11-year-olds did not reach the expected standard in mathematics in 2019.

28% of 16 year old students entering for maths GCSE in 2019 did not get a level 4 (the old grade C) – nationally the percentage would have been higher as not all students are entered.

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