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Helping pupils become #positiveaboutnumbers

Addressing maths anxiety as a barrier to learning

Helping pupils become #positiveaboutnumbers

Addressing maths anxiety as a barrier to learning

We understand that maths anxiety can be a real concern for teachers, parents and children, which is why we are committed to finding ways to make everyone feel more positive about numbers.

To help you and your school combat maths anxiety, we’ve gathered advice and tips from our publishers, professional development leads, and teachers in our Numicon and Inspire Maths Advocate Schools.

Take part in a Hackathon

Hackathons are a great way of bringing together specialists and collecting insights from primary maths teachers, helping to inform practical ways of addressing maths anxiety in the classroom. Join us at one of the dates below.

Tips and advice to help you combat maths anxiety

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Explore different ways to tackle maths anxiety in our article on the TES

positive about numbers top tips Derry Richardson

Look at our top tips

Derry Richardson shares her tips for fostering number positivity and creating a positive learning environment

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Join the conversation

Speak to other teachers online using #positiveaboutnumbers and find extra advice on @OUPPrimary

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