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The learning barrier

An explanation for learning difficulty is that our motivation, moods, and interest play a large role in how difficult it is to keep learning math.

We have a psychological need for autonomy (doing maths because you want to), competence (you feel capable), and relatedness (your teacher or peers may praise you). Any behaviors that worsen these needs will demotivate you to learn.

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