When a student feels uncomfortable in their mathematics class, and that experience is repeated, it can lead to the development of anxiety towards mathematics. If not recognised or not addressed, mathematics anxiety will lead to a dislike and/or avoidance of this essential subject. A responsive and supportive teacher can bring the student back to a productive learning space. With consideration for both student and teacher of mathematics, Maria will talk about the nature of mathematics anxiety for the post-primary student, the contexts that give rise to mathematics anxiety, and how these strong negative feelings can be alleviated.
Presenter Bio: Dr. Maria D. Ryan
Dr. Maria D. Ryan is a Lecturer in Business at Mary Immaculate College, School of Post-Primary Education, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. Maria holds a PhD in Mathematics Education from the University of Limerick, and her research interests include the use of mathematics life story to identify students’ engagement with mathematics and possible sources of anxiety towards mathematics, as well as the exploration of methods to alleviate mathematics anxiety.
|Course date||04-03-2021 7:00 pm|
|Course End Date||04-03-2021 8:00 pm|
|Cut off date||04-03-2021 5:00 pm|
|Speaker||Dr. Maria D. Ryan|
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