Math anxiety is a significant problem, affecting numerous people of all ages worldwide. Through my research, I found what a debilitating issue it can become. Having math anxiety affects academic performance, class selections, college decisions and even career choices. The cause is still unknown, but many researchers believe that the dynamics between the students and teachers or students and their parents can have a great impact. Females are disproportionately more affected by math anxiety, partly because of past societal norms with gender stereotyping. There are steps educators can take to lessen the degree of math anxiety present in their students.
Perkins, Whitney M.
"How Math Anxiety Affects Educational Trajectories,"
Transformations: Vol. 9:
1, Article 3.
Available at: https://nsuworks.nova.edu/transformations/vol9/iss1/3