suffering from 'maths anxiety' - research
Some primary school teachers are modifying their teaching patterns due to "maths anxiety", new research has found.
A study from Julie Whyte, a teacher educator in the Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) programme at EIT Te Pūkenga, found in her study some primary maths school teachers are struggling to do basic equations as they suffer from maths anxiety that stems from when they were students.
"Society as a whole has this thing about maths," Whyte said. "Most people can relate to sitting around a dinner table with friends, and if something came up about reading, no one would say that they couldn't read or hated reading.
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