9 Ways To Reduce Math Test Anxiety

Exam stress is an inevitable part of student life. Apart from the true geniuses, almost every mortal suffers from stress before a Math exam. You can run, you can hide, but you can’t escape it- that is the truth. But why escape it anyway, you can beat stress before a Math exam and come out as the winner. Here’s how: follow these stress-relieving tips to reduce math test anxiety for a smooth sail:

1. Music for the soul

Classical or ambient music has magical powers to boost your brain power. So, replace your current playlist with Bach, Mozart or Kenny G and calm your nerves. If possible, listen to it right till u reach the exam hall. This will surely help to reduce the math test anxiety and stress.

2. No tragedy with strategy

Plan. Follow. Repeat. You are the one who knows the syllabus and your capabilities. Work on the weaker sections till before 10 days of the Math exam. Focus on the stronger ones 5 days prior to the Math exam. Use the remaining time to revise.

3. Sleeping brainy

Ensure you’ve had enough sleep of about 7–8 hours before your D-day to get rid of that math stress. A sleepy head will not let you focus during your Math exam. Sleep in time to reduce math test anxiety.

4. Meditate for Math

Breathe in breathe out and think of nothing for at least 1 min. Meditation is highly recommended to relieve mental stress. It won’t take much time and your child might also enjoy the whole process.

5. Master of your own universe

Relax your jittery nerves by telling yourself that you will do good. Be positive. Have faith in your mind and take control. You can and you will do good in your Math exam.

6. Resolve worst case scenarios

There are so many external factors that cause stress before a Math exam, such as weather, transport, health, loss of commodities, etc. To avoid stress due to these, have a backup plan ready. If not ready, think of solutions in your head. For example, if you have a flat en route your Math exam, make sure you can call someone who will arrive quickly to pick you up.

7. Distraction Subtraction

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