Public lecture

The Fear of all Sums: Exploring Maths Anxiety

  • 27 July 2023
  • 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
  • Hybrid - International House & Zoom Webinar

IAS Visiting Fellow Dr Florence Gabriel delivers a seminar on their research, Dr Gabriel is hosted by Dr Kinga Morsanyi (Maths) - 

Mathematics anxiety (MA) is a pervasive phenomenon that has garnered considerable attention in the field of educational psychology. It refers to the emotional and psychological discomfort experienced by individuals when engaging with mathematical tasks or concepts. MA is thought to be caused by pre-existing cognitive difficulties, social factors, or a combination of the two. Better understanding of how this anxiety develops and how it can be mitigated can support improvement in both learning and mental health. In this presentation, I will discuss some of the root causes of maths anxiety. I will also present evidence-based strategies to identify and tackle MA in educational settings. Additionally, the presentation will explore the manifestation of mathematics anxiety beyond the confines of school and university, illustrating its impact on everyday life.

Arrivals from 11:45 am for a 12:00 noon start. For those joining in-person, lunch will be served from 1:00pm.

This event is hybrid format, please use the required booking button at the bottom of the page to choose either in-person or online attendance.
(Please note that in-person spaces are limited and booking is required, so we can manage numbers for catering and also the space inside International House)

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