Have you heard the myth that girls are not good at math? Well, there’s a reason why it’s called a “myth”. It’s because it’s just not true. There can be no blanket statement that girls aren’t good at math, because math skills are influenced by genetics, culture, experience, upbringing and attitudes. There is not much
In a 2010 Change the Equation study, 30% of Americans polled said they would rather clean their bathrooms than do a math problem. Oh my gosh, seriously? There are a few things in life that are below cleaning my bathroom, but math certainly isn’t one of them. But then I’m one of the lucky ones
Boring. Repetitive. Pointless. Frustrating. Too easy. Too hard. These were a constant flow of phrases from the mouth of my 8-year-old daughter daily about math. As a homeschooling mom, I was the one enforcing this curriculum on her each day as we dove into our math lessons causing some math anxiety for both of us.
Did you know that you can pass your dislike of math down to your child? Studies show that a parent’s math anxiety can negatively impact their child’s future success in math. Researchers found that math-anxious parents who helped their children frequently with homework didn’t help much at all. Their children learned significantly less math during
For many, math is boring or seemingly irrelevant. It’s just numbers, formulas and word problems on paper. For others, math is intimidating because it can be abstract, complicated and full of bad memories. I’m certainly no mathematician as my C+ in high school calculus proves. And, I have felt all those feelings described above. Yet,