Jo Boaler's research to find five of the most widespread stereotypes about mathematics.
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Math is the most mercilessly 'stereotyped' subject in the world, to the extent of causing severe math anxiety for many of us.
We dug into Jo Boaler's research to find five of the most widespread stereotypes about mathematics.
Do you think you need a gifted math brain to be good at math?
No, we have evidence to suggest you do not!
Are you worried math is only about memorizing rules and procedures?
No, math is more conceptual than any subject you can imagine.
Do you think you need to be fast at computing to be good at math?
No, the best math minds in the world are slow in computing.
Do you think mathematics is about giving black-and-white answers?
No, math has more shades of grey than you can visualize.
Do you think math is only about numbers?
No, math is about patterns!
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