Course details

Start date

Wednesday 3 June 2020

Course length

½ day (3 hours)

Mode of study

Face to face

Location

Kedleston Road, Derby Campus

Lecture/workshop days - dates/times

1.30-3.30pm

Course description

Maths anxiety – or a fear of working with numbers - has been well researched in adult populations and has a strong association with lower maths performance and may even define career decisions. But we’re only just beginning to understand how and why this develops in children. Research suggests that this can be when numbers are first encountered, and many children’s performance starts to decline from as early as 4 years of age.

This workshop will look at the distinctiveness of maths anxiety, the range of factors that contribute to its emergence and the complexity of these on an individual basis, as well as understanding the emotional element of maths anxiety and how important brain components are compromised by intrusive thoughts that lead to a performance deficit. We’ll also discuss the measurement of maths anxiety and explore direct insight from young children surrounding a range of factors that influence their early experiences and attitudes towards maths. Finally, we will consider strategies that can be trialled to promote a challenge mindset in maths in order to minimise the impact of worrisome thoughts.

This session will look at the distinctiveness of maths anxiety, the range of factors that contribute to its emergence and the complexity of these on an individual basis. Crucially, this session touches upon:

Structure, certificates and assessment

You will receive a CPD Certificate of Attendance. This is not a certificate of credit and this certificate has not been validated for credit purposes.

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We are proud to be an accredited provider of the CPD Standards Office for our online short courses and free courses, demonstrating that they conform to CPD best practice and are appropriate for inclusion in a formal CPD record.

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Fees and funding

Fee: £80

How to apply

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