Children can need help in math whether they are at grade level, working above their grade, or if they are struggling to keep up. But few children will speak up and simply say help me in math! Instead, children react in many ways to math at school.
Math anxiety is more than just disliking math. It can have lifelong effects and pass down from one generation to another. It can preclude that person from pursuing careers in the sciences, finance and math/engineering fields. The latest research shows that math anxiety can be crippling during test taking, shutting down the working memory in the brain. What to do? Read on!