Published at Friday, 10 May 2019. math worksheet. By Yolanda Guerin.
The ability to think through a problem and recognize there is more than one path to the answer. It means using past knowledge and logical thinking skills to find a solution.
Researchers have two ideas about how math anxiety might develop. One idea is that children who struggle with learning numbers when they are very young are more likely to develop math anxiety when they start going to school. This idea has not yet been tested in children. Another idea is that math anxiety develops in children who experience certain kinds of social situations that influence the child’s thoughts or feelings. This means that the child’s emotions, opinions, or behaviors are affected by things that other people say or do. One study that gives an example of this showed that teachers with high math anxiety were more likely to have students with poorer math achievement at the end of the school year . This study suggests that the way the teacher acted somehow affected the math ability of the students. Although researchers have not yet answered the question of what comes first, math ability or math anxiety, there have been many important discoveries that have given us hints about when and how math anxiety appears.
Use “number talk” to encourage child to reveal their thought process when providing an answer. The introduction of shape, size, space, position, direction and movement concepts that become the basis for geometry in upper grades.
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