The Answer to Overcoming Math Anxiety: Student’s Perceptions by Amelia Allen and Harvey Allen
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Quote from: The Answer to Overcoming Math Anxiety: Student’s Perceptions
by Amelia Allen, Harvey Allen
“In conclusion these studies have shown that students’ beliefs in one’s own ability are good predictors of achievement.”
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My neighbor found this and emailed it to me. I wish I had that book!
CASHIER: That’s $5.44.
ME: (looking through coins) Here’s $10.19.
CASHIER: (curious perplexed expression)
ME: I want to get back quarters.
CASHIER: (hands back $4.75) Your math is superb!
ME: (explains counting down til I hit a multiple of .25)
ME: It’s a lost art.
Great success story for a cashier!
This is from Barbara Curtis’s book Mommy, Teach Me to Read. Notice how it looks if you change “reading” to “doing math”.
Look at these anxiety levels! From the paper The Nature, Effects, and Relief of Mathematics Anxiety by Hembree, 1990