Primary Secondary Post-16

Supporting Students With Maths Anxiety


During these sessions, we aim to deepen participants understanding of mathematical anxiety, how it presents in students and discuss tools to build the skills in students to recognise and cope with this – especially in light of the current challenges within the Covid-19 situation.

We will share structures to help learners deal with their anxiety and build resilience, especially in light of new methods of online delivery.

We will embrace the collaboration between primary(KS2) and secondary colleagues on how to embed and build mathematical resilience. This will enable students to be able to understand when they are feeling anxious and highlight ways to cope with this.

What’s involved?

  • Discussions led by Sue Johnston-Wilder, who has developed expertise in this area.
  • Explanations of the physiological effects on students who suffer with mathematical anxiety.
  • Opportunity to explore recent research.
  • Implementation of an effective and accessible toolkit on how to reduce anxiety.
  • Opportunities to develop and trial tasks which support students to develop their resilience and reduce their anxiety.
  • Chance to collaborate, discuss situations and strategies that have been tried.
  • Building a plan of action for your own teaching practice and school.

We have currently filled all of our spaces for this Work Group. However, we can add you to our waiting list in case any spaces become available!

Please register your interest below and we will get back to you!

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