A recent study determined that girls are more likely to experience math anxiety than boys. As a result, many their performance often suffers.
So, what can parents and educators do to help battle these anxieties? Thanks to the advent of the iPad, a virtual sea of education-based apps have appeared to help give children additional practice and guidance in the world of mathematics. By finding apps that allow parents to check on their child’s progress, and offer helpful tips and guidance when a question is answered incorrectly, parents can help instill understanding and confidence.
Similar apps that offer a social element, where kids can compete against their friends in a fun game, can also help instill confidence and make them more comfortable with solving and answering problems in front of others. We recently wrote about one of these apps.
Actress Danica McKellar is leading her own battle against the notion that girls can’t or shouldn’t understand math. McKellar, who has a Ph.D. in mathematics, has penned a series of books aimed at girls to help them become more confident in math. You can find out more about the series here.
What steps are you taking to help treat or prevent math anxiety in your little ones? Share your tips with us!
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