2 Jul 2018

How to subtract fear from maths

From Afternoons, 1:17 pm on 2 July 2018

Some people just get maths, others not so much. 

The subject can be daunting - numbers, equations, and exams can strike fear into even the most studious students. 

Declining numeracy levels and a chronic shortage of maths teachers are just some of the issues facing the industry and are some of the topics local teachers will be focusing on at a conference at Massey University this week. 

To discuss how we reach children from all backgrounds, and try to reduce anxiety around the subject, is conference convener Dr Jodie Hunter. 

A teacher uses a blackboard to solve a mathematics equation.

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