Whispering away maths anxiety

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Henri Yeoman (née Plag), head of maths at Thornaby Academy and SSAT Lead Practitioner writes

On hearing the term ‘horse whispering’ in relation to strategies to use in maths education, most people recall their most tricky student and wonder how they may blow into their noses. This thankfully is not required here. Instead we are going to consider basic strategies of horse whispering and how we can apply them to help students who suffer from maths anxiety.

Horse whispering is based on fulfilling the horse’s…

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