ERIC Number: ED194346
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Math Anxiety, Math Avoidance, Participation in Math: A Summary of Research Curriculum, Recommendations for Career Education.
Junghans, Barbara J.
Presented is the product of a curriculum project originated in the Mequon-Theinsville Sex Equity Committee, and focusing on mathematics anxiety and avoidance. The project's two major purposes were to: (1) have the district's mathematics instructors become aware of the problem, its implications, consequences, and suggested intervention strategies; and (2) initiate the development of some concrete curriculum activities at the high school level, aimed at increasing pupil participation in mathematics. Sections in the report include: (1) a summary of research on math anxiety, including categorized recommendations for overcoming the problem; (2) statistics from Homestead High School's second semester in the 1979-80 school year; (3) reference materials related to mathematics anxiety available in the district's curriculum library; (4) a list of mathematics centers and resource people contacted by the project; (5) sample student activities aimed at career education, with problems geared to particular careers and career profiles; (6) a description of a videotape series developed to provide accurate information about women and mathematics; and (7) a selected bibliography. (MP)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Mathematics Education Research
Note: Pages 10-A through 10-D (Table 1) removed due to copyright restrictions.