Guide on Maths Anxiety

23 May, 2024

The guide on maths anxiety has been created by the research group at the University of Derby. It provides an overview of strategies that have shown promise in supporting learners with maths anxiety. These are largely based on evidence from empirical studies within the psychological literature.

Mathematics (maths) anxiety can be described as the fear, panic, worry, and general negative emotion experienced in response to learning maths, engaging in mathematical problem solving, and even in response to numerical or mathematical stimuli. Sometimes a learner can experience heightened anxiety in specific maths situations, including those such as maths tests or when they feel their maths ability is being evaluated in some way.

Check out the Addressing Maths Anxiety guide here.

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