Attitude is one's perception about something. There are two types: negative and positive attitude.
Negative attitude drives away the positive energy needed to do something. for instance,many students have a negative attitude towards mathematics.
This leads to poor performance in the subject because of the perception that maths is hard. Teachers and students should work together to fight negative attitude.
This can include the introduction of maths related games such card games,simple mathematical patterns or sequences with hidden rules and getting the students to participate fully.
Teachers should also try and attend to all students including the slow learners and introducing regular quizzes on what has been taught to enable the students to have constant practice.