Why you shouldn’t give up
What do you need to do next? How can you get better at maths?
Like everything else, making progress in maths requires effort. Effort means taking the hard step of getting started, then keeping going, even when things get tough. Remember, mistakes are learning opportunities!
In this video from City & Guilds and National Numeracy, Rachel Riley discusses how anyone can improve their maths. 

You’ll need to come up with your ways to maintain effort, rather than just telling yourself to ‘work harder!’ Watch the video below for some more ideas of strategies to try when you get stuck on a maths problem. You can also hear from other learners about what works for them.
In this video from City & Guilds and National Numeracy, Rachel Riley explores some different strategies to try. 

Like everything else, making progress in maths requires effort. You’ll need to come up with ways to keep going when you get stuck on a maths problem. Watch the video to hear from other learners what works for them. 

All three of the factors that we have looked at – ‘value, belief, and effort’ – fit together to make progress in maths possible. Get these attitudes right in the first place, and things will be much easier. So, remember the key messages:
 Value: you need to see the point, the value of improving your maths
 Belief: you can do it – you are a maths person – belief in this will really help
 Effort: like anything else that’s worthwhile long term – improving your maths will take some effort, patience and resilience.