Welcome to Numerasee.
Here's why I do what I do.
It’s no secret that mathematics isn’t for everyone. Interestingly though, I find when speaking to those less favourable, they can usually recall a specific topic or incident from their past which has led to them feeling this way. The pressure that we all must ‘be good at math’ to achieve success in life, instills fear and anxiety in some learners from the off. It is reported that 20% of the population experience maths anxiety, it is more prevalent in females and not limited to less able learners.
However, it is proven that increased exposure to math stimuli can decrease anxieties and lessen stresses. That is the vision. To allow children more time to experience math, explore maths and enjoy maths, before jumping into abstract concepts, we can empower and equip children to be more persistent problem solvers and apply their knowledge more confidently and effectively.
But why is it so important?
In June 2021, IET reported a shortfall of over 173,000 in STEM jobs in the UK.
Changing children’s association with STEM subjects is crucial if we are to keep up with the technological and digital demands of tomorrow. To close the growing skills gap in STEM, which is believed to be costing the economy £1.5bn per year, early intervention is fundamental.
We all have responsibility...
...to provide our kids with a quality STEM education so that they are equipped to become the next generation of innovators.
How can you support and engage children in STEM?
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