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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:

Physical:  Nausea, shortness-of-breath, sweating, heart palpitations, increased blood pressure.

 Psychological:  Memory loss, paralysis of thought, loss of self-confidence, negative self-talk, math avoidance, isolation (thinking you are the only one who feels this way).

Do You Have Math Anxiety?       

To see if it is possible that you might have math anxiety, visit the link below:

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