Math Anxiety Help
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What Is Math Anxiety?
One definition of math anxiety
is “the panic, helplessness, paralysis, and mental disorganization that
arises among some people when they are required to solve a mathematical
problem”. (Source: Tobias and Weissbrod (1980)). Math anxiety is a
serious and pervasive problem, especially in the community-college setting.
Students may experience math anxiety in many forms and degrees, from
“freezing up” during a math exam, to attempting to avoid anything having to
do with numbers. Symptoms may be physical or psychological and may include
(but not be limited to) any of the following:
Nausea, shortness-of-breath, sweating, heart palpitations, increased
paralysis of thought, loss of self-confidence, negative self-talk, math
avoidance, isolation (thinking you are the only one who feels this way).
Have Math Anxiety?
To see if it is
possible that you might have math anxiety, visit the link below:
Math Anxiety Video
funny and corny, yet informative!
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March 08, 2010