Millions of adults around the world have such poor math skills that they can’t
comprehend all those mystifying figures about on their wage slips, read a
train timetable and its rubbing off on children.
Research suggests, three in 10 parents admit making negative comments
about maths in front of their children, according to research conducted by
Incredible Tutoring who provide online maths, English and science tuition.
Our attitude to maths
Our attitude to maths is costing western economies billions of pounds and a
huge cost to the individual in terms of disadvantage. Research by Improve
Tuition that parents with poor math skills are more likely to be unemployed,
twice as likely to become a parent in their teens, twice as likely to suffer
“We know too that many adults simply don’t like maths and that maths is
suffering from an image problem, and as our research demonstrates, there is
still work to do to change the view in some quarters so that we value math
skills, for life and for employment.
Positive attitudes at home were crucial
Maths results are the worst of any core subject where USA is lagging behind
the UK ten positions according to OECD data,” says Faheem Hassan of
Improve Tuition is working with schools and government agencies in the US
to take radical action in launching a campaign to encourage parents to help
children with their math and science.
“The path, with parents (and even teachers) passing on their own lack of
enthusiasm and confidence to children needs a u-turn”, says Faheem.
Take Sandra Devon, a mother who admitted that, she had a phobia in maths,
she “just confusing”. Even her children felt “we are rubbish at maths, just like
our Mum”. But with online tutoring in maths and good teaching, she “now
Like Sandra parents who take steps to remedy their own poor math, skills
can help their children’s motivation.
With maths presented as a relevant to real life, then we are inspiring children
and parents who would otherwise join the ranks of the adult innumerate.
“Changing young minds doesn’t happen overnight, but we get it done”, says
Since joining with an online tutor Michelle Duncan says, “Our children love
maths and routinely play online maths games.”
“I’d hope all parents would do the same, which is why we are encouraging
parents to use talented online tutors for maths for parents and children.
Spreads the message.”
Here are some research statistics from us:
> 29% admit in making negative comments about maths in front of their
> Respondents admitted to saying statements like: “Maths was never my
strong point” or “Don’t ask me to do maths, I’m rubbish at it”
Maths is a vital part of everyday life, in shopping, in banking, checking your
pay slips. If you want to brush up on your maths results then contact Improve
Tuition online by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.