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It also may be related to failure to graduate from high school. At present, however, little is known about its onset or the factors responsible for it.
Potential risk factors for mathematics anxiety include low mathematics aptitude, low working memory capacity, vulnerability to public embarrassment, and negative teacher and parent attitudes. It is an emotional response that often comes from negative experiences working with teachers, tutors, classmates, or family members.
Symptoms include panic feeling helpless about an ability to do better and putting pressure on yourself, which affects your ability to concentrateparanoia feeling that everyone but you knows the answerpassivity feeling that regardless of what action you might take, you were just not born with math ability; hence you do nothing to overcome the problemno confidence you continually question yourself and approach math by memorizing rules and procedures, rather than through understanding concepts.
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Anxiety's Role in Math Performance Does math anxiety lead to poor performance or does poor math performance lead to math anxiety? Research is mixed as to which comes first, the emotion or poor performance.
View 1 considers the role of achievement on emotions: Poor math performance can trigger math anxiety in similar future situations. This view, known as Deficit Theory, is supported by longitudinal studies and studies of children with math learning disabilities.
View 2 considers the role of emotions on achievement: Math anxiety may affect future math performance. This view, known as the Debilitating Anxiety Model, is derived from studies manipulating anxiety and observing its influence on math performance.
It considers that "anxiety reduces performance by affecting pre-performance, performance, and retrieval of information" Introduction section, para.
View 3 considers a bidirectional relationship between views 1 and 2. The mixture of evidence may suggest a bidirectional relationship between MA and maths performance, in which poor performance can trigger MA in some individuals and MA can further reduce performance, in a vicious cycle.
Nevertheless, more longitudinal and mixed-methods research is required to provide greater understanding into this relationship and more direct support for the Reciprocal Theory" The Reciprocal Theory section, para.
Biological Evidence In addition to outward behavior manifestations of math anxiety, there is biological evidence of its existence. Venod Menon of the Stanford University School of Medicine, "Math anxiety is an under-studied phenomenon, which still lacks formally established diagnostic criteria Menon and his team of researchers used brain scans in their study of 46 second- and third-grade students with low and high math anxiety, and found that "Children with high math anxiety were less accurate and significantly slower at solving math problems than children with low math anxiety.
Results may lead to new strategies for treatment of it, as in ways suggested for treatment of other anxieties and phobias.
What teaching strategies help minimize math anxiety? Findings from research are particularly relevant for pedagogical methods that have been successful with learners, particularly in terms of reducing math anxiety. However, the potential for a bidirectional relationship between math anxiety and math performance per Carey et al.
Blazer reviewed strategies that teachers can use to help reduce students' anxiety, thus leading to better achievement for all: Teachers also need to develop strong skills and a positive attitude toward math, as their attitude can rub-off on students.
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