Understanding of Mathematics
Mathematics is everywhere. The patterns, shapes and arrangements of all structures in the world have mathematics. It deals with logic of quantity and guesses.
Why it is important for our daily life:
Phobia is a type of anxiety. It is fear of the person from any specific object or situation. Maths phobia can be defined as a situation when a person is feeling anxious while solving mathematics.
Causes of Mathematics phobia
I stayed in Nigeria and Doha for more than one year. I was working with private school there. Below are some points, I have noticed whichcauses Mathematicsphobia among students:
It may be possible that one or both parent or some family member do not like mathematics. This trait is picked up by the child even though they used to like it earlier.
In my childhood, I have heard a lot that mathematics is required only for calculation and if you are planning to take arts for higher study then mathematics is not required are some common myth among people. This effect childâ€™s attitude towards mathematics discipline.
Students often feel ashamed when they take more time to solve problem as compared to other students. They donâ€™t want to show it other public. So they start pretending that they donâ€™t like the subject.
Education systemmainly focuses on gaining number in exam. Most of students do not use analogies to attend good numbers. These results into increase in usage of left part of brain than right. Right brain is important for mathematics.
Textbooks should mention the real life application of mathematics and their derived formulae. Textbook should also include how the formulae, the fact and guesses were invented by our ancestors. They should include exciting discovery stories of various mathematics facts.
Those students who are affected with this disorder have difficulty in visualizing number sequence. Around 6 % of students are affected by this disorder. Parents usually do not know about this disorder and it results in delay of treatment.
Effect of Maths Phobia
Mathematics anxiety results to following effects:
Ways to tackle this problem
On the basis of my experience, I want to recommend some solution. However, following them you can get the answer to your query of â€œHow You Can Do Well In Mathematics?â€
â€œIt is too complex to understand.â€ â€œIt takes too much time to solve the problem.â€ You can hear these statements very frequently. This affects childâ€™s mind very deeply. We have to change this perspective of child. We have to make them understand why mathematics is important.
Accept the fact that child is afraid of mathematics; make them talk about their problem which they are facing. Talk to their tutor or teacher, they will also help to find a solution to this problem.
Understanding the importance ofmathematics in everyday work is very important. For daily work, we need to deal with numbers, guesses and analysing facts.
Whenever child asks any question praise them. They will follow same habit in classroom. So whenever they encounter any difficulty in understanding mathematics problem, they will ask question and will not feel low esteem while asking question.
Most of parent faces it difficult to guide their child because they are afraid of mathematics too. First they need to deal with their problem and strengthen their building block. After that they need to counsel their child to change their attitude and perspective about mathematics.
They should try to talk to child about their problem. If it is dyscalculia disorder, then consult teacher and physiatrist to solve this problem.
Be patience when they do any mistake. Try to teach them very patiently. Handle them with care. Help them in their practice. Donâ€™t tell them anything if they ask you to explain problem two or three time because if you say something, he/she will feel hesitated to ask anything in classroom also.
Games affect childâ€™s mind deeply and they are interactive also. They help child to learn number very easily. They will also learn simple mathematics equations like addition, subtraction, multiplication or division.After playing games, child will feel happy and will learn from it simultaneously at a time. Games can be chosen online or simple chose games like jumping, playing cards, running, puzzles andlistening to rhymes or stories. Running and jumping along the number grid or number line help child to understand number a lot. Card game will improve probability and fraction.
Internet is a major source of knowledge in todayâ€™s era. It will give knowledge about the behind story of every invention of every formulae and fact about mathematics and their practical application. Delivering these stories will help child to understand their invention and usage in everyday activities.
In Unites States, there are some online sites that help student to complete their assignment or homework, if they are busy. Student can contact them if they find it difficult to complete their homework or assignment. This concept should be established in other part of world also and we are one of them. Feel free to be connected with us.