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Math Anxiety: The Common Plight

Tiffany Klink*, Klamath Community College
Talk Abstract: 
There are multiple causes to Math Anxiety ranging from actual facts to myths about math. Mathematics is a subject that many people struggle with daily. Not just mathematics involved in engineering, but the basic math skills needed for leaving a tip. Some topics discussed will be: how to think about math differently, the fact that there are multiple methods to solve any given math problem, how making mistakes is an important way to learn mathematics, and common causes of Math Anxiety according to research. I will also present several different solutions to help reduce Math Anxiety so that you can help your friends and family today!
Talk Subject: 
Mathematics Education
Talk Type: 
Oral Presentation
Time Slot: 
Saturday, April 2, 2016 - 15:05
Room Number: 
STAG 263