A poor perspective of mathematics
I collected 120 written responses from adult learners in entry level vocational and literacy courses. I asked them:
"What is maths?"
"If a new student started your course and wanted to learn numeracy, what advice would you give them?"
Below is the word map of frequently concurring words. What does it tell us? It tells me that numeracy and maths are seen as boring subjects. I wonder if we gave these questions to mathematicians what the responses would be?