Mathematics is a subject that is learned all over the world. Most career choices and jobs need some form of math to pass the working criteria. However, there are many individuals who are not as good in the subject as others. This causes many cases in low confidence and low success rates in the subject as well. Luckily, studies conducted on the performance of varying individuals during mathematics, show that the confidence levels of the individual. This indicates that the confidence levels of the person have a significant role in their performance in the subject. The experiment was extremely evident in children rather than adults which led scientists to learn that children’s attitude and confidence towards math affects their performance in the subject.
Scientists have also conducted multiple exams and experiments to see how children do in studies. They found that children who have more curiosity and interest in a specific subject had higher results and progress. When the test was conducted again, this time to test mathematics abilities and progress, scientists found similar results to that of the other studies and experiments.
The study showed that the progress achieved depended solely on the child’s ability to self-regulate during the subject. The individual’s ability to control their distractions and behavior during the experiment also played a significant role in obtaining the results. However, due to vast differences in attention levels, researchers collected data from over 1000 twins between the ages of 8 to 14.
Unsurprisingly scientists and researchers found that there was a strong link between the individual’s ability to plan and progress, and their ability in mathematics. This shows that parents and teachers alike should take more care in a child’s education. Providing them with interesting activities and other ways to help them build their confidence and interest is also an effective method. However, another part of the investigation conducted during the study showed that the progress was split between two factors — the genetic and the environmental factor. If the child is naturally good at focusing on a specific subject or item for long periods, genetics are most likely to be the answer. Whereas if the child is not as attentive in general but suddenly gains interest in the subject upon trying a new location, the answer will be environmental.
A link to the genetic factor of progress in the subject is most possibly due to the child or individual displaying shocking levels of openers, intellect, curiosity, and Interest. This as a result of the test showed that teaching a child to be confident in mathematics may help the child pursue career paths that are riddled with rough mathematics and other working criteria. This method is most effective when introduced at a young age, as it shows the child that there is nothing to fear, nor there is anything to worry about in mathematics. This can help in convincing the child to take an interest in similar subjects such as this and excel at them.