‘Maths anxiety’ causing fear and despair in children as young as six

Study says condition can cause physical symptoms and behaviour problems in class

Children as young as six feel fear, rage and despair as a result of “mathematics anxiety”, a condition which can cause physical symptoms and behaviour problems in class, according to a study.

Pupils in both primary and secondary school can find themselves locked in a cycle of despair, suffering from anxiety which harms their maths performance, which in turn leads to increased anxiety.

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Source: theguardian
‘Maths anxiety’ causing fear and despair in children as young as six