18. How to Best Support Your Students With Maths Anxiety

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Math anxiety can be a significant barrier for many students, causing feelings of fear, stress, and avoidance when it comes to math-related tasks.

Children may suffer from math anxiety for various reasons, including past negative experiences, pressure to perform, a lack of confidence in their abilities, or a perception that math is too difficult or uninteresting. This anxiety can impact their academic performance and overall attitude towards mathematics, making it essential for educators and parents to address and support students in overcoming these challenges.

Today, we share 8 strategies to help you support students suffering from Maths anxiety, particularly in the lead-up to standardised tests such as NAPLAN.

We discuss the following ideas:

  • How games can have a huge impact on alleviating stress when it comes to Maths
  • The importance of dedicating time to building number and fact fluency
  • How you can integrate craft and Maths
  • Using the ‘Write the Room’ strategy to engage students
  • How to create a low-pressure environment and build growth mindset skills in Maths
  • Offering emotional support and encouragement to our students
  • Getting familiar with the language to help students succeed

Forewarning students before an event that may cause anxiety such as NAPLANvant to children’s lives. By incorporating these ideas into your classroom Maths routine, you can help them develop a positive attitude towards Maths and build their confidence in this important subject.

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Ashleigh and Alisha

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