Mathematical resilience: what is it and why is it important?

Lee, Clare and Johnston-Wilder, Sue (2014). Mathematical resilience: what is it and why is it important? In: Chinn, Steve ed. The Routledge International Handbook of Dyscalculia and Mathematical Learning Difficulties. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 337–345.

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Abstract

Many people have difficulties learning mathematics for many different reasons. However many people, otherwise good learners, find mathematical tasks difficult, to the point that they steer clear of any engagement with mathematics. Such people may exhibit a high degree of phobia or anxiety, but many of them simply avoid any situation that might involve mathematical reasoning; we would say too many. This chapter is about what might be done to stop young learners from developing a need to disengage from mathematics.

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