Many of us, irrespective of age or background, get anxious when even just thinking about Maths, so the first thing to realise is that you are not alone with feeling nervous about numbers. Maths anxiety can present itself in many different ways:
- Feeling panicked or stressed
- Feeling flustered or struggling to concentrate on a calculation
- Increased heart rate
- Sweating and nausea
- Avoiding situations which involve maths
If you’re ready to beat Maths anxiety, take a look at the following 6 tips:
Tip 1: Talk about it
Talk to others about how you feel about Maths – you might be surprised at how many others feel the exact same way.
Tip 2: Take your time
Everyone learns in their own time; it isn’t a race to the finish line
Tip 3: Set realistic goals
Set small goals alongside your big goals and improve your maths skills a little bit at a time, this will make it more manageable.
Tip 4: Challenge yourself
Change the way you think about maths, we use it every day without even realising it and this can really help with your perception of it.
Tip 5: Don’t compare
No two people are the same, we all learn in our own way and at our own pace and that is OK.
Tip 6: Pick your resources
We all learn differently, Aspire Sussex runs Maths courses that are both online and face-to-face. These courses are taught in a friendly and supportive environment by tutors experienced in helping students achieve their learning goal.
If you’re interested and ready to start your learning journey we have assessments coming up for courses starting in September. I know what you’re thinking, assessment is a scary word but trust us – it’s just for us to find out what level you are starting at to make sure you get put on the right course.
Monday 30th May and Wednesday 22nd June
Functional Skills Maths:
Friday 10th June and Monday 1st August
To register your interest for our Functional Skills and GCSE Maths courses call us on 0345 601 0161 or email [email protected] today.
For more information visit our assessment page https://aspiresussex.org.uk/student-support/assessments/ or to learn more about our Maths courses visit https://aspiresussex.org.uk/topic/maths/