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MATHEMATICS ANXIETY/PHOBIA

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DEFINITIONS

CHARACTERISTICS

EFFECTS/IMPLICATION

MATHEMATICS ANXIETY/PHOBIA

CAUSES

PREVENTIONS


DEFINITION “The panic, helplessness, paralysis, and mental disorganization that arises among some people when they are required to solve a mathematical problem�. (Tobias & Weissbrod, 1980)


DEFINITION “Feeling of tension and anxiety that interfere with the manipulation of numbers and the solving of mathematical problems in a wide variety of ordinary life and academic situations�. (Gierl&Bisanz, 1995)


DEFINITION “Mathematics anxiety has to do with a sense of discomfort while required to work on mathematical problems”. (Hadfield & Trujillo, 1999;Ma , 2003)


Nausea

Math Avoidance

Shorteness of breath

CHARACTERISTICS Loss of Selfconfidence

Sweating

Isolation


Examinations

Pressure to perform well

Maths is for genius Individual Low proficiency

Causes

Adult/Parents

Maths is hard

Teacher

Ways of teaching

People

Peers

Too much notations/formula Nature in Maths Cannot relate to real life

Maths is difficult


Afraid

Short term

Pressure

Physical anxiety Implications/Effects Lose confident

Long term

Parent cannot help their children

Bankruptcy


Exercises

Students

Motivations

The way of study Teaching methods Teaching tools Prevention

Teachers Attitude

Relationship

Moral support

Parents

Tuition Collaboration with teachers


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