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Throughout grade school and maybe even in high school, many students felt there was no reason to take math.
These students hated math and felt they were never going to use it. There is still the tendency to think that only those who go into technical fields need math. Math teaches us to think. Math helps us to organize or thoughts, analyze information, and better understand the world around us.
There are myths about math that we have accepted as true and these tend to hold us back when it comes to learning math.
Some popular myths are:
Some hints for studying math:
A common story instructors hear from math students is that the students can do the work or homework and in class but when it comes down to the test, the students freeze.
The number one problem of math test anxiety is negative self-talk. Negative self-talk is when you talk yourself deeper into anxiety. You think "what if" or "I can't". You worry about finishing the test on time. You tend to concentrate on how you are feeling, on how the anxiety is affecting you instead of on the test itself.
Some hints to counteract math test anxiety:
While the above suggestions will be helpful for the physical and emotional self, the following suggestions may be beneficial for the academic self.
Some hints to better test taking:
Remember, the key to conquering math anxiety is practice, practice, practice. The more confident you become in your ability, the better you will do.