Sunday, April 17, 2011

Symptoms Of Math Anxiety

Millions of students in this country are terrified of math and will do whatever they can to avoid numbers and math problems as if they were the plague.  High levels of anxiety can devastate a student’s ability to perform, resulting in poor progress and high dropout rates.

What are some symptoms of Math Anxiety?

¨Passive Behavior
¨Lack of confidence
¨Paralyzing Fear
¨Sweaty Palms
¨Heart Palpitations

Do you have Math Anxiety?  What would your thought bubble say? 

My other posts on Math Anxiety
Mathematics Anxiety in Preservice Teachers: An Overview 
Symptoms of Mathematics Anxiety
The Effects of Mathematics Anxiety
Why is Mathematics Anxiety in Preservice Teachers Worrisome? 
Where Does Mathematics Anxiety in Preservice Teachers Stem From?
What Strategies Can Be Provided to Preservice Teachers to Decrease Mathematics Anxiety?
The Power of Positivity 
Examining Learning Styles
Why Use Manipulatives? 
Mathematics in Children's Literature 

Zambo, D., & Zambo, R. (2006). Using Thought Bubble Pictures to Assess Students’ Feelings About Mathematics.  Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 12(1), 14-21.

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