Games and math anxiety reduction are the subject of several recent studies.
2 million children are affected by math anxiety. The fear of math affects children at a young age, especially among girls. Children are not born with math anxiety, and many acquire it when their math fearful parents attempt to help them with their homework.
Two studies have shown that by engaging in fun activities with math, this fear subsides.
A study on the app Bedtime Math published in the journal Science showed that the more children use the app to play fun math games with their parents before bedtime, the better they did in school.
Another study in reversing math anxiety was conducted by the Stanford Neuroscience Institute and published in the Journal of Neuroscience. Success was also reported in this study, which had children do fun math activities in school.