The Fear of Maths: How to Overcome It: Sum Hope 3

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Souvenir Press, Sep 1, 2011 - Education - 160 pages
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Maths is an essential skill but many people fear that they will never pick up the maths that they failed to understand in school. Don't worry. Most people know more maths than they realise, Steve Chinn is your guide to understanding the 'basic facts' of maths as you will use it in daily life

There are many reasons why the inability to 'do' maths affects so many children, and follows them into adulthood, and it has little to do with intelligence. The major reason is anxiety, the best way to overcome that anxiety is to build on existing knowledge. Everyone has some maths skills and knowledge that can be extended to many more skills and knowledge. The Fear of Maths: How to Overcome It is for parents and teachers looking for a way to encourage and help their children. It is based on teaching maths as a set of principles (rather than a series of facts to be memorised) to be understood, and how they can be used in various situations, to make numbers seem less threatening and, perhaps for the first time, to begin to make sense.

Numbers are integral to everyday life, from checking the cost of shopping and understanding a train timetable to calculating the best value mobile phone deal, and Steve Chinn brings maths into everyday life. Providing a solid foundation The Fear of Maths: How to Overcome It will inspire the confidence that will make learning maths easier.

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About the author (2011)

Steve Chinn founded Mark College, an award-winning school for dyslexics, where his research on teaching mathematics has made him an internationally respected expert. He is the author of several books, including Mathematics for Dyslexics and The Trouble with Maths.

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