Everyone can learn maths to the highest level.

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BabyMaths
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Do you agree with the statement in the thread title?
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No. I probably tried the hardest in Maths out of all my GCSE's and achieved only a C. Whereas in History I did no revision and got 98%. I got mostly A*/A overall as well. Me and numbers just do not get along.
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I suffer from dyscalculia and I couldn't get higher than a C at GCSE, despite support and weeks of hard work.

So I disagree.
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Although this kind of goes against it,

"Mathematics may be defined as the subject in which we never know what we are talking about, nor whether what we are saying is true."- Bertrand Russell

... I agree with that statement.
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Depends what you define as the 'highest level'.
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I wish I'd included another option: I'm a mathematician and I dis/agree.

Can I edit the poll?
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Absolutely not.
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I'm hopeless at maths. I get really anxious whenever I have to answer a mathematical question and it usually takes me a long time to work out (even with a calculater).

Granted I've never had a brilliant maths teacher who would sit with me individually to help me solve and understand questions. However, I remember being terrible at maths from a very young age.

With extremely hard work I managed to get a B at GCSE which I'm very proud of. I admire all those who take Maths at A level and beyond.
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What do the maths teachers think?

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I am a mathematician and I can say that if you have passion for maths then in current modern era (thanks to information technology) you can achieve a good level in maths but I can't deny the importance of a teacher/lecturer/professor etc because a good teacher is like a source of light in the darkness. Being a dyslexic I find many problems while learning a new mathematical topic but I do discussion on several maths forums which helps a lot, & in the end I can explain things mathematically and intuitively.
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Isn't this question easy to answer? Clearly everyone can't. They might have a massive brain injury for a start.
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What do the maths teachers think?
I disagree
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What do the maths teachers think?
I disagree. How about you?
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I disagree. How about you?
I disagree too but I do try to keep an open mind about what a student might achieve.
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Highest level.. Well no. I think everyone (obvious exceptions aside) could certainly manage A level maths with proper encouragement from an early age. A lot of people seem to associate maths with the trauma of not understanding, and making mistakes, when they're younger. It's surely why some adults get anxious about having to solve mathematical problems.

Improper treatment from parents/teachers who are unforgiving when the child doesn't understand?


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Maths at the highest level actually doesn't involve numbers. It basically collapses into logic. So you do not necessarily have to be good at mental arithmetic. In fact I know plenty of Math grads who can't add! However having just done a symbolic logic course. I can tell you it ain't easy and definitely requires a certain kind of mind. So on balance I'd say no
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