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math anxiety

A feeling of tension, apprehension or fear about one’s ability to do math, which subsequently interferes with performance thereof.
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Leigh Ann Beard (2003) conducted a study in which she examined the effects of an integrated math and children's literature instruction on mathematical achievement and mathematical anxiety compared with students who received mathematics instruction without the contexts provided through children's literature.
McDonald says the Shirleybased side still need a couple more wins to end any mathematical anxiety over their status in the Aspire Midland Alliance but he also suggests they need to balance the needs of now with the potential for future in the final 11 games.
Therefore, a proper prerequisite course that can build confidence against mathematical anxiety and develop mathematical thinking could help alleviate these problems.
Beginning with mathematical content about which the teachers felt more secure in their understanding allowed us to alleviate mathematical anxiety.
According to the researchers, mathematical anxiety appears through a series of symptoms "such as tension, nervousness, concern, worry, edginess, impatience, confusion, fear and mental block" when dealing with the subject of Mathematics.

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