Why some people dislike maths

It’s not surprising that some people learn to hate maths.

Here is  an article which talks about how poor teaching can sometimes cause ongoing problems. It’s just not fair that artistic people are frequently denied good explanations of mathematical concepts.

Central limit theorem

The central limit theorem is pretty cool and is outlined here.

So
toss a coin 100 times
count 1 for each head and 0 for each tail
add these numbers up ->sum

now repeat all of the above say 200 times

the 200 sum values will be distributed normally

eg
Sum/ Number of occurrences
2 /…3
10 /…..5
15 /……..8
23 /…………12
32 /……………………23
41 /……………………………..35
52 /…………………………………………….50
65 /………………………..29
73 /……………15
75 /……….10
82 /….4
93 /….4
95 /.1
100 /.1

Maths anxiety?

It turns out that if to recognise and accept that you are anxious about maths, you can deal with the problem and go on to excel in the subject.

Here is one paper which discusses the issue and here‘s a later one.

SQA exam notes

SQA – NQ – Past Papers and Marking Instructions. It’s worth taking a particular look at the rules which examiners have to follow.