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Parenting: Maths anxiety Woman's Hour

“Maths anxiety” is real and one in ten children suffer from despair and rage when faced with the subject, according to new research from Cambridge University’s Faculty of Education and its Centre for Neuroscience. 1,700 British pupils aged eight to 13 were surveyed and Jenni is joined by Lucy Rycroft-Smith, research officer at Cambridge Mathematics and Kayla Fuller a mum of two and digital communications coordinator at National Numeracy to discuss their reactions and what parents can do to support their children if they have maths anxiety.

“Maths anxiety” is real and one in ten children suffer from despair and rage when faced with the subject, according to new research from Cambridge University’s Faculty of Education and its Centre for Neuroscience. 1,700 British pupils aged eight to 13 were surveyed and Jenni is joined by Lucy Rycroft-Smith, research officer at Cambridge Mathematics and Kayla Fuller a mum of two and digital communications coordinator at National Numeracy to discuss their reactions and what parents can do to support their children if they have maths anxiety.

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