A little excitement when solving math problems helps children to deal with the subject better than their classmates, according to researchers from the Polytechnic University of Virginia. They conducted an analysis of 262 pairs of twins, the average age of volunteers was 12 years old.
The experiment participants were asked to fill questionnaires that determine fear of math and the desire to learn. Scientists have found that the level of motivation and anxiety in children not associated with age. Among girls, the excitement for mathematics was somewhat higher.
The researchers noticed one interesting fact: the presence of excitement during the decision task increases the productivity. Motivation to study further improves the outcomes.