Interesting! Even a maths teacher can hate maths.

When I was looking around for other maths blogs, I came across this one:

Ben Orlin’s Blog about Maths

Reading this will help those of us who are educating children, either at home or at school.

Ben explains how he became a maths hater.

It is interesting for us to understand that lack of ability or application in maths can be caused by something as simple as being ‘turned off’ maths.

There’s a little bit of Ben in all of us and it is much easier to give up and give in rather than keep trying.

I hope it will make you, like it did me, see things differently and mean that you will be able to offer your child, as you sit next to him/her, the support he/she needs to overcome any anxiety he/she might be feeling and begin to conquer the fear of maths before it takes hold.


Published by


Anne and Pam are friends and colleagues with an obsession for improving maths attainment through raising self-esteem.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s