Math is a subject of numbers and symbols. It is the basic foundation of many high-level languages. Math is a subject whose practical application in daily life is much more than any other subject. But according to a survey, the number of students who has math phobia is largest.
Phobia means fear. Math phobia is the feeling of anxiety whenever you encounter math problem or some specific type of math problem. It makes your brain cells unable to solve the problem efficiently.
Why is math phobia common among students?
Math is a subject which you canâ€™t just mug; you need to understand the concepts. In a class of many students, the teacher canâ€™t focus on individual student. The students also sometimes fail to ask a question or tell teacher that he/she didnâ€™t understand the concept.
They think that other fellow students will feel that they lack minimum IQA required for understanding this problem. As student didnâ€™t understand the concept, he/he fail to perform well in exam and they start hating the subject
If childâ€™s performance is low in the exam then you shouldnâ€™t scold the child but try to understand his/her problem. Scolding will make the matter worse. The child will not open his/her problem in front of parent. They will start fearing subject. Scolding will make the matter worse.
Fellow friends matter a lot to the student. According to the survey, if studentâ€™s study circle hates math, this will surely influence their mental state and they will also start hating the subject.
Math is a subject in which you can get a solution through two or more ways. The teacher should understand it and give numbers to student based on steps rather than on final outcome. If a teacher continuously focuses on result and humiliate a student in front of fellow students then the level of confidence will be ruined. He/she will ignore subject concept in further class and avoiding will turn into fear.
How to overcome math phobia?
Practice makes a man perfect. You have to practice smartly to overcome your weakness. To eradicate the phobia from the student, teacher, and parent both need to work together. Following steps need to be taken.
All the above points will save a child from last minute anxiety before exam. Â It is better to have precautionary measures because Math phobia during exam time can ruin childâ€™s future.