Children’s math learning is reportedly threatened by a “triple wormy” of additional barriers as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Center for Education and Youth think tanks have found that math grades at the end of elementary school are more closely linked to students’ final outcomes at GCSE than other subjects.
“Students who are not good at math at an early stage find it difficult to turn this around at the end of secondary school and achieve high grades compared to students who are not good at English … well despite the initial difficulties. It’s a little more likely to go, “the report said.
This problem is exacerbated by the fact that pandemic-related learning losses are greater in mathematics than in other subjects. By the fall of 2020, students were learning math on average three months late, according to an analysis by the Ministry of Education earlier this year.
According to CfEY, the final factor is that primary school students are less likely to receive math tutoring than other subjects.
The report states that if children develop “math anxiety,” this overloads and confuses working memory during math tasks, driving some students to avoid the subject altogether. It warns that things could get worse.
Many parents are also not confident in their ability to support their children in math because of the problems they experienced in the subject while in school.
The report calls on students suffering from math, especially those in poor families, to receive additional tutoring assistance.
Loic Menzies, CfEY’s CEO, said:
“Skilled one-on-one support in elementary school mathematics can give students the basic understanding they need to succeed in the future in this subject.”
Tom Hooper, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Third Space Learning, a company involved in the first year of the government’s national leadership program, said: Address the loss of math learning for children of this generation. ”