You will study this course 100% online. It comprises a range of activities including:
- Finding out about an effective maths anxiety assessment scale
- Undertaking activities to help you to reflect
- Reading extracts from texts and academic journals
- Watching short videos
There is no obligation for you to undertake every activity, but being involved in all aspects of the course will help you to achieve a well-rounded knowledge.
There is no graded assessment. Instead, you will receive a badge for each completed Unit, and then upon completion of the whole course, you will be awarded with an e-certificate.
We are proud to be accredited by The British Psychological Society and for our Understanding Maths Anxiety course to be approved by the society.
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The course is made up of 4 units, each will require approximately 5 hours of study.
The content of unit is guided by professionally recognised theory and evidence:
In this unit, you will reflect on personal experiences and attitudes towards maths, as well as look at the definition of maths anxiety and how it differs to other forms of anxiety and anxieties in other subjects. This unit considers the factors associated with maths anxiety and will look at how to measure and analysis levels of maths anxiety using an effective maths anxiety assessment scale.
This unit pays close attention to the thought processes of a person that might have a negative association between maths anxiety and emotional responses. It also looks at how the anxiety impacts working memory and performance, and by experiencing maths test conditions and the ‘affective drop’, you will reflect on your feelings and how they influenced your performance during the tests.
In this unit, you will appraise and trial the Numeracy Apprehension Scale to understand how maths anxiety can be measured in younger children. This unit will look at the differences between children’s positive and negative attitudes towards maths, as well as looking at maths anxiety factors previously identified by research whilst considering insight from maths experts.
This unit looks at the influences that teachers and parents have on children’s learning and attitudes towards maths and why this is an issue. It also looks at contemporary issues faced by parent and teachers.