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  • Ever said any of these phrases?

  • You might have math anxiety.

  • Math Anxiety is a feeling of worry or uneasiness that interferes with the ability to do math.

  • It's been shown to decrease working memory, which is a part of your short term memory that holds information while solving problems.

  • So math anxiety doesn't just make you feel nervous.

  • It can actually hurt your math performance.

  • This could make your anxiety worse, creating a loop that's hard to break out off.

  • But the good news is you can break out of the cycle.

  • Here are five tips to help.

  • Write about your anxiety.

  • Studies have shown that people who wrote about their frustrations and worries before taking a math test actually performed better.

  • Strengthen your foundation.

  • Math often builds on a set of basic skills like addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

  • Practice a little every day to build your confidence.

  • Show all of your work.

  • Because math anxiety takes away working memory.

  • The more you can write down, the less your brain has to hold.

  • This can also help you check your work once you're finished.

  • Relieve stress.

  • Anxiety can also cause physical symptoms like shortness of breath and increased heart rate.

  • Combat these physical symptoms by practicing meditation or breathing exercises.

  • Think positive.

  • Math Anxiety is mostly built on the worry that you won't be able to do the math.

  • Therefore, self efficacy or the belief that you can do something is a counter-effect.

  • Ditch phrases like I'm not good at math and replace them with.

  • I can do this.

  • Everyone encounters math at some point, so it's important not to let Math Anxiety hold you back.

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Do You Have Math Anxiety?

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    林宜悉 posted on 2022/03/10
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