Mathematics And Your Feelings Towards Mathematics

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1. Describe your skills in mathematics and your feelings towards mathematics. Reflect on how your experiences may have impacted on your beliefs about you’re mathematics skills.
My skills in maths are very limited. Simple addition, subtraction, some multiplication, word problems and reading tables I believe I have a good idea about. Subjects such as mixed fractions, percentages, scientific notation’s etc I struggle with. Math is a subject I actually love doing and throwing myself into learning more, but at the same time my maths anxiety plays a key factor in my feeling and beliefs towards going beyond what I know. As cited in Metje, Frank & Croft, Furner and Berman (2004) discuss that students who are anxious, bored, fearful or simply
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I had done one practice test and also some subjects in the study plan before trying the test, I felt confident enough to give it a go. With knowing the test was to mainly outline the areas I needed help in I was eager to know what it consisted of and get started in those areas I may need help. During the test I was quite nerve-racking trying to get it all done in the time frame, some of the questions surprised me with the detail in reading the question correctly. After doing the test I was quite surprised at how some of my mathematic skills came back to me. Some I was still completely puzzled on but overall quite happy with my score for my first attempt. I did hope for a higher score, but having not done anything other than simple mathematics in life I was happy. With a little more study on the areas my study plan has outlined I’m hoping to grasps the idea of the concepts I don’t quite understand as yet.

3. Compare the strengths and weaknesses identified by the study plan in MyMathLab with what you believe your strengths and weaknesses are. Refer to the appendix where you have saved the screenshot of your MCT results.

I believe my weaknesses identified in the study plan on MyMathLab are Whole numbers; Solving application problems, Multiplying and Dividing fractions; writing a fraction in lowest terms, Decimals; readings and writing decimals, writing fractions and decimals, Ratios and proportion; ratios, Percent; solving application problems with
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