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Math Anxiety Is Contagious

And you might be giving it to your kids with the Five Myths of Math Anxiety

Vic Napier
May 15, 2018 · 9 min read
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Those 15-year-olds grow up to be American adults who cannot do simple math.

The research is clear: It’s us — parents and teachers.

Imagine working an algebra problem while trying to keep your fight or flight response under control.

For them, math is painful. It hurts.


Math Myth #1: Math Success Requires High Intelligence

Math Myth #2: You Must Never Be Wrong

Math Myth #3: You Must Be Fast

Math Myth #4: You Know How Good You Are By Comparing Yourself to Others

Math Myth #5: Poor Math Skills Are Signs of a Learning Disorder


A few closing tips to sum things up:

Metacognition

Some thoughts about thoughts.

Vic Napier

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Vic Napier loves living in historic and beautiful Tucson Arizona teaching Business, Psychology and Statistics. Visit his blog at www.VicNapier.com

Metacognition

Some thoughts about thoughts.

Vic Napier

Written by

Vic Napier loves living in historic and beautiful Tucson Arizona teaching Business, Psychology and Statistics. Visit his blog at www.VicNapier.com

Metacognition

Some thoughts about thoughts.

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