How using edtech can help to reduce maths anxiety

Written by: Whizz Education | Published:

Maths anxiety can be invisible and often go unnoticed; it can manifest in many ways. 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.

Integrating edtech into teaching practices can help reduce anxiety, but it requires a holistic approach and support to do so effectively.

Educational experts at Whizz Education support schools to master this approach and use the benefits to reduce maths anxiety. They do this by:

  • Focusing on professional development: We provide regular training to develop the skills and knowledge needed to integrate technology into their teaching practices effectively. Once teachers feel confident to embrace technology, they can reap the benefits that support maths anxiety reduction. We do this in the form of webinars and training sessions and run these continuously throughout the year.
  • Using the technology effectively to identify learning gaps and adapt to different learning behaviours! Once you can identify a specific student’s learning needs, you can use the insight to build intervention strategies into your planning. The adaptive tutor also works to the pace and ability for each student and provides immediate feedback on their progress. The knowledge and tailored approach provided by the technology builds emotional and academic resilience, which can be applied across all learning outcomes.
  • Build teacher capacity: All teachers would love 1:1 time with every student to meet their emotional, social and academic needs. We work with schools to encourage them to build system-led tutoring into lesson time, which opens opportunities for more direct contact time and targeted interventions from teachers. Students relish this time and it can have such positive impacts on emotional needs.

Try Maths-Whizz today and see the results for yourself, we are confident that you will be impressed with the progress your students can make!

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