Should you say that you were bad at maths?

Do you tell your son or daughter that you were no good at maths?

Maths is different.

It seems that many people – often very successful people – like to claim that they were no good at maths. It’s often said with a sense almost of pride! Why is it that is seems socially acceptable to claim this? Should you tell your children that you were no good? If you do, what message does this send to them?

Don’t allow them to think that being bad at maths is acceptable because you were bad at it, or didn’t enjoy it. Remind them that you are very different personalities and that they should demonstrate that by being good at maths! If might work 🙂

Here are three very short (less than a minute each) videos from maths teachers explaining their views about this.  They are from the http://www.bettermaths.org.uk/ website.

 


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