Using edtech to reduce maths anxiety

Maths anxiety can be invisible and often goes unnoticed, but Whizz Education can support teachers to integrate proven edtech approaches into their classroom practice to help tackle pupil anxiety.
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Maths anxiety can be invisible and often goes unnoticed. It can manifest in many ways and it is widely acknowledged as a barrier to engagement and progress in maths, as well as other areas of education, employment and life.

One reason for this, is that it is binary in nature: the answers to mathematical questions are either correct or incorrect and children can get hung up on this very early on. There are also multiple topics which are all interconnected, so if firm foundations are not established in one area, progress will be affected as overall learning progresses.

Leaders and teachers in schools are vital to preventing, tackling, and treating maths anxiety and it is important that we as educators are using all of the tools that we have to provide a supportive and engaging learning environment that can help students overcome their maths anxiety and develop a love for maths.

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