**MATHEMATICS PHOBIA**

Today about 50% of students who obtained Grade ‘A’ and ‘B’ at primary level, 50% of them ended up in arts

stream finding secondary mathematics is difficult. In another side, from the remaining 50% of students who

obtained Grade ‘C’, ‘D’ and ‘E’, 80% of them lost the total interest to learn mathematics at secondary level. The enrolment in the science stream is still at worrying level as to the date, only 42% than the expected 60% in most of the schools.

The main cause of students suffers from mathematics phobia is because mathematics is so perfect. 2 + 2 has to be 4 and not 5 and 6. The second reason because of the long calculations involved through the conventional system which was not user-friendly with hardly any room for choice and experimentation.

The conventional methods of mathematical computations consist of rigid, sometimes monotonous procedures that are uniformly applied to all problems of a given time. As it’s only one –side of brain education; left-brain which is known as ‘logic brain’, it lacks creativity and the result is often boredom, strain and lack of enjoyment for both students and teachers

stream finding secondary mathematics is difficult. In another side, from the remaining 50% of students who

obtained Grade ‘C’, ‘D’ and ‘E’, 80% of them lost the total interest to learn mathematics at secondary level. The enrolment in the science stream is still at worrying level as to the date, only 42% than the expected 60% in most of the schools.

The main cause of students suffers from mathematics phobia is because mathematics is so perfect. 2 + 2 has to be 4 and not 5 and 6. The second reason because of the long calculations involved through the conventional system which was not user-friendly with hardly any room for choice and experimentation.

The conventional methods of mathematical computations consist of rigid, sometimes monotonous procedures that are uniformly applied to all problems of a given time. As it’s only one –side of brain education; left-brain which is known as ‘logic brain’, it lacks creativity and the result is often boredom, strain and lack of enjoyment for both students and teachers