Mathematic Anxiety

What is Mathematical Anxiety

“Mathematical anxiety is anxiety about one’s ability to do mathematics. It is a phenomenon that is often considered when examining students’ problems in mathematics.”

In the 1950s, mathemaphobia is mentioned to describe phobia like feelings toward mathematics. People with mathematical anxiety may experience panic, paranoia passive behaviour or lack of confidence in math.

In some cases, mathematical anxiety is related to poor math performance in academic study or work; It also can lead to math avoidance. Mathematical avoidance may result in less math competency and less math practice, in return, individuals would be more anxious in the mathematical field.

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