Maths anxiety

Maths anxiety can be described as “an emotion that blocks a person’s reasoning ability when confronted with a mathematical situation” and is thought to effect a large proportion of the population.  Given that most students now have to study either maths or statistics as part of their course, it is important to understand the effect of maths anxiety on the brain and that there are a variety of techniques to help overcome it. 

An effective strategy for reducing maths anxiety is using the support that MASH provides. We offer individual help with maths and statistics all year round if you need help with your lecture notes, coursework, revision or any aspect of your dissertation or research. We also offer a number of maths and statistics workshops to help you with your studies and job applications


If you are interested in discussing maths anxiety and suggested strategies further, please contact the MASH team. We're here to help


In addition, the following workshops and resources are available to give you information on what maths anxiety is, how it can affect behaviour and learning, and strategies to help overcome it.



You are welcome to download and use the resources in any institution but if you could let us know you have used them via this short feedback form, that would be great.  Access the feedback survey here.