# Math Anxiety – Prevention is Better than Cure

The reason why most children become anxious about math is that they don’t understand it. This anxiety gets worse when their performance is compared with that of their peers who do better than them. Even Einstein had issues understanding complex math problems. The best way to prevent your child from experiencing math anxiety is to ensure that they understand the basics. Here’s how the Cuemath curriculum fights anxiety:

**Conceptual Math Workbooks**

These are carefully designed worksheets that cover school syllabus in a concrete, pictorial and abstract manner. The concept notes in these workbooks focus on explaining the why behind the what before jumping into problems. There are activity sheets that give children a hands on experience of concepts. The pictorial questions are then introduced to help children visualize a problem after which, an abstract question seems fairly simple to solve.

Here’s an example of a pictorial problem from a grade 1 workbook:

Instead of making a child learn multiplication tables without complete understanding, pictorial questions are used to help them visualise them. Once children understand tables better, they can never be hit by anxiety.

**Tab-based mental aptitude activities**

Once children get the hang of the concepts, they are encouraged to practice mental aptitude activities. This helps to build their speed and accuracy.

In the example below, how many more fruits does the monkey have?

Instead of teaching children addition the conventional way, this exercise helps them look at addition with a one-to-one correspondence.

**Creative reasoning puzzle cards**

Most of the time, children don’t get the chance to explore methods other than what is mentioned in textbooks. But the fact is that a problem can have more than one solution. Therefore, puzzle cards help children think and find their own unique solutions to a problem

Look at the given example:

Solution 1: In the rightmost column, the digit in the tens place has a pattern- 2, 4, 6, 8, therefore the next number should be 10. The digit in the ones place also has a pattern- 3, 4, 5, 6, therefore the next number should be 7. So, the number is 107.

Solution 2: Adding 21 to each number will give you the next number. For example, 23+21=44, 44+21=65, 65+21=86, and so on.

Can you figure out another solution?

**Well-trained and certified teachers**

One of the best ways to combat anxiety is to find a teacher who specializes in teaching math. A teacher who explains the why, what and how behind a topic will be able to tackle all the anxiety problems that arise among her students.

The best way to fight math anxiety is to make your child work on the basics. Cuemath’s curriculum is specially designed to facilitate this form of learning. You can learn more about this at a Cuemath Experience Session.

#### Aishwarya Sinha Ray

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It is easy to learn mathematics,childrens playing and learning at a time very interesting we have to use tabulation is the good way.

This is very excellent idea for the children because the childrens are facing the problem in maths study. this way if teaching method is according to child psychology.

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Nice method of teaching if children are not able to understand in conventional way .we can give the real life example to make them understand

Type 1:- 12+12-1=23, 22+22=44, 32+32+1=65, 42+42+2=46, 52+52+3=107

Type 2:- 12+10=22, 22+10=32, 32+10=42, 42+10=52 :: 23+21=44, 44+21=65, 65+21=86, 86+21=107

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Add table of 11 in each number series of left side. Example 12 +11×1= 23 , 22+11×2=44 and so on .. therefore at the end we get 107 ( 52+11×5=107)

Solution 3: 12×2+(-1)=23

22×2+0=44

32×2+1=65

42×2+2=86

So adding -1, 0, 1, and 2 respectively by doubling the 1st we get the result.so when we double 52 and add 3 we ll get 107

52×2+3= 107

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It is very good idea for learning math to children

12+12-2, 12+22-2, 12+32-2, 12+42-2

:: 23+23-2, 23+44-2, 23+65-2, 23+86-2

12+10=22+1=23

22+20=42+2=44

32+30=62+3=65

Similarly we can do like this we will get 52+50=102+5=107

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Wow!!! I loved this concept of teaching maths to kids from a very Young age.I would certainly like to be a part of this method of teaching…It looks very interesting,intelligent and innovative.

nice i have another way of answer 12 -23 is 1+1=(2) and 1+2=(3) so 12-23 2. 22-44 is 2+2=(4) and 2+2=(4) so 22-44 3. 32-65 is 3+3=(6) and 3+2=(5) so 32-65 4. 42-86 is 4+4=(8) and 4+2=(6) so 42-86 5. 52-107 is 5+5=(10) and 5+2=(7) so 52-107 6. 62-128 is 6+6=(12) and 6+2=(8) so 62 – 128

and one more way 1) 12+12+-1=23 so 12-23 2) 22+22+0=44 so 22-44 3) 32+32+1= 65 so 32-65 4) 42+42+2=86 so42-86 5) 52+52+3=107 so 52-107 6) 62+62+4=128 so 62-128

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Innovative way to learn Mathematics. I would love to teach maths by following these methods. It will be my pleasure to become a part of it.

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Solution – 12*2-1=23

22 * 2 +0 = 44

32 * 2 + 1 = 65

42 * 2 + 2 = 86

52 * 2 + 3 = 107

Mathematics is very dy easy subject we can play with maths and learn at the same time

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