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Mathematical Skills Hobbies

Hobbies and Mathematical Skills

Mathematical skills are both useful and enjoyable. If we believe that we are ‘just not good at maths’, it’s likely due to a lack of opportunities to appreciate it. Hobbies can provide an excellent avenue to practice and enhance our mathematical abilities.

The Importance of Mathematical Skills

[…] the greater the mathematics training of the participant, the more tasks were completed correctly, and that performance on some tasks was also associated with performance on others not traditionally associated.

Does mathematics training lead to better logical thinking and reasoning? A cross-sectional assessment from students to professors | PLOS ONE

Mathematical skills are enjoyable and beneficial, both directly and indirectly, as they can enhance our logical and analytical abilities and our overall well-being.

We May Have Become Accustomed to Believing We’re “Simply Not Good at Maths”

With so many people viewing maths and numeracy as either a talent gifted to the few or something that isn’t essential to work or home life, it’s not surprising that there is a reluctance to invest time and effort in improving numeracy levels.

Mike Ellicock, Chief Executive of National Numeracy

Some of us liked mathematics in school, but for many of us, it was a challenge. We either found it boring or too difficult and felt it was “not for us”. We might have even been told this by others.

If you’ve ever been told, or have told yourself, that you’re ‘just no good at maths’ then now may be the moment to challenge that view. Numeracy is a skill like any other that can be learned at any time in our lives. What’s more, it’s a skill that has great value for everyone, no matter what industry or role you work in or aspire to, and one that could be critical in unlocking your potential and helping you achieve your future goals.

Melanie Richards, Deputy Chair of KPMG

If we had such a strained relationship with mathematics, neither mathematics nor we likely are to blame. The environment and the context were probably to blame.

Many students are becoming increasingly disengaged in school, particularly in mathematics.

Student Engagement in a Flipped Secondary Mathematics Classroom | International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education


Among these students, 88% selected mathematics as the subject hated by them and only 6% report they like mathematics.

Why High School Students Feel Mathematics Difficult?
An Exploration of Affective Beliefs

Hobbies Can Provide a Great Opportunity for a Second Chance at Maths

Unless our job involves mathematics, we seldom get the chance to revisit and rejuvenate our relationship with it as adults.

Hobbies can present exactly this opportunity. Whether it’s solving puzzles, playing strategy games, or even learning a new instrument, these engaging leisure activities can help us rediscover the joy and beauty of mathematics in a relaxed and enjoyable way.

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