Negative Effects Of Math Anxiety

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Solving math problems is always difficult, however for some students it gives them fear and tension that often leads to math anxiety (Maloney, Beilock, 2015). Math anxiety can begin from primary education and if it is not lowered then it can affect the student for life. When math anxiety increases as people grow they tend to avoid anything that is dealing with numbers. For example, they will avoid budgeting, going over bills, and even affect the way they help their kids in math homework. Teachers and parents play a very important role in the student’s math education. Primarily, a teachers’ way of education math to students can be the reason they dislike or enjoy mathematics. If a student develops math anxiety they will experience both physical and psychological symptoms (Bohrod, Blazek, & Verkhovtseva). According Bohrod, Blazed, and Verkhovtseva some physical symptoms can be nausea and sweating, some psychological symptoms can be loss of confidence and math avoidance. Math anxiety is in everyone however it is in a lower stage of our minds and if it increases then a student will avoid any math related problems. Math anxiety can be experience when a student is solving math problems, during exams, and among others. Negative experiences with math are what affect students. The main reason that students have bad experiences is because of the way teachers taught math to them. Maloney and Beilock, explained how a teacher can cause students to develop math anxiety. “When early
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