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Pupil confidence and engagement in maths, HELP please?!

Discussion in 'Primary' started by TeachWithMissD, Feb 5, 2016.

  1. TeachWithMissD

    TeachWithMissD New commenter

    Dear current Key Stage One, Two and Three teachers in the UK,

    I am currently in the final year of my BEd Primary Education degree which involves completing a research project for my dissertation. I am posting in the hope to gain help in my research project which is investigating pupils’ confidence and engagement in maths. I have chosen this as this is an area of the curriculum the current government are discussing.

    It would be extremely helpful if you could take the time to partake in this short, online survey regarding your views on pupils’ confidence and engagement in maths within your class. All responses will be kept anonymous to ensure that individuals will not be identifiable, questions can also be left unanswered if preferred. Participants will not be identifiable in the final writing and all data collected for this research will be destroyed in October 2016.

    Thank you for taking the time to read this post and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me,

    Bea Durston

  2. Camokidmommy

    Camokidmommy Established commenter

  3. TeachWithMissD

    TeachWithMissD New commenter

    Thank you very much! :)
  4. SarahJayne66

    SarahJayne66 New commenter

    Confidence in maths is so important. How many Adults have we met who say "I'm rubbish at Maths" and we sort of accept it. I was one of those Adults, love maths now however, because I am not scared when I see numbers, shapes, angles whatever on the page. Once we realise how to tackle the problem,and if we get it wrong and learn from the mistakes, confidence grows and we become better at it. That's all learning not just maths of course :)
  5. whitestag

    whitestag Senior commenter

    I'd be surprised if boys didn't come out on top regarding the maths confidence!
  6. TeachWithMissD

    TeachWithMissD New commenter

    Thank you both for completing!
    Great comments about confidence too Sarah - I agree, confidence is often the only 'downfall' for many adults and students when it comes to maths. A big contributor to why girls don't follow maths further career wise too.
  7. TeachWithMissD

    TeachWithMissD New commenter

    Thank you for all the current responses - any more are still greatly appreciated!

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