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Geist, Eugene – Journal of Instructional Psychology, 2010
Negative attitudes toward mathematics and what has come to be know as "math anxiety" are serious obstacles for children in all levels of schooling today. In this paper, the literature is reviewed and critically assessed in regards to the roots of math anxiety and its especially detrimental effect on children in "at-risk" populations such as low…
Descriptors: Negative Attitudes, Mathematics Anxiety, Teaching Methods, At Risk Students
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Amirshokoohi, Aidin; Wisniewski, Daniel P. – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2018
The aim of this article is to discuss key elements of a constructivist-based elementary mathematics methods course and the role of each component in enhancing elementary school teacher candidates' mathematical understanding, interest in, and confidence with learning and teaching mathematics while decreasing their math-related anxiety and fear. The…
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Methods Courses, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
Carroll, Shannon Rae – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The high school dropout rate in a southern U.S. state is 22.1% and students who fall behind in reading and math in middle school are more likely to fail 9th grade. This specific failure is one of the strongest predictors that a student will ultimately drop out of school. The research questions of this study addressed the relationship between math…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Statistical Analysis, Grade 7, Mathematics Anxiety
Wilder, Sandra – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Math anxiety has been seen as one of the biggest obstacles to student success in mathematics. The nature of this condition, as well as its relationships with numerous predictors, has been investigated for decades. However, there is still a significant lack of agreement among the findings of these research studies. The current study examines gender…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Tests, Student Attitudes, Gender Differences
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Looney, Lisa; Perry, David; Steck, Andy – Education, 2017
Teachers' beliefs about mathematics can play a role in their teaching effectiveness (Bandura, 1993). Negative attitudes toward math (e.g., math anxiety) or low self-efficacy beliefs for teaching math can act as barriers to the teaching process, impacting the achievement and math beliefs of students (Beilock, Gunderson, Ramirez, & Levine, 2010;…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Preservice Teachers, Beliefs, Student Attitudes
Fannin-Carroll, Kristen D. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between math anxiety and academic success of developmental mathematics students at a Texas community college based on age, gender, and level of developmental mathematics program. A quantitative, casual-comparative design was used to determine relationships. A total of 185 developmental…
Descriptors: Correlation, Mathematics Anxiety, Mathematics Achievement, Developmental Studies Programs
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Jameson, Molly M.; Fusco, Brooke R. – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2014
Adult learners comprise a significant portion of current undergraduate populations, and projections indicate steady or growing numbers of adult learners in the future. Previous research has suggested that adult learners possess lower self-confidence than and face barriers not experienced by traditional undergraduate students. These constructs have…
Descriptors: Mathematics Anxiety, Self Concept, Self Efficacy, Adult Students
Farnsworth, Donald M., Jr. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
While research continues to link increased math anxiety with reduced working memory, the exact nature of the relationship remains elusive. In addition, research regarding the extent of the impact math anxiety has on working memory is contradictory. This research clarifies the directional nature of math anxiety as it pertains to working memory, and…
Descriptors: Personality Measures, Short Term Memory, Mathematics Anxiety, Arousal Patterns
Dunkle, Susan M. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The purpose of this study was to measure the level of math anxiety in preservice elementary teachers, and then to determine if remediation methods would lower the measured level of anxiety in these same preservice teachers. The 10-day study provided an intense remediation using a time-series design to measure change on the Revised Math Anxiety…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Rating Scales, Elementary School Teachers, Remedial Instruction
Roberts, Steven O.; Vukovic, Rose K. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2011
Previous research served as the platform for this study's research question: Does math anxiety mediate the relation between parental involvement and mathematics achievement? The primary purpose of this study was to examine this mediation model in a sample of at-risk second graders. Due to previous research, the investigators hypothesized that math…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Grade 2
Orabuchi, Nkechi – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study reported the results of a 3-month quasi-experimental study that determined the effectiveness of an online visual and interactive technological tool on sixth grade students' mathematics performance, math anxiety and attitudes towards math. There were 155 sixth grade students from a middle school in the North Texas area who participated…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Anxiety, Student Attitudes
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Geist, Eugene – Education, 2015
This study was conducted to examine the attitudes of Head Start teachers toward mathematics and how it may influence how and what they teach in the classroom. In general, the findings of this study can be summarized as this: 1) Math anxiety affects how teachers assess their ability at mathematics. The more math anxiety they report, the lower they…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Skills, Preschool Education
Sparks, Sarah D. – Education Week, 2011
Math problems make more than a few students--and even teachers--sweat, but new brain research is providing insights into the earliest causes of the anxiety so often associated with mathematics. Experts argue that "math anxiety" can bring about widespread, intergenerational discomfort with the subject, which could lead to anything from fewer…
Descriptors: Short Term Memory, Brain, Mathematics Anxiety, Neuropsychology
Scarpello, Gary – Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J1), 2007
Math anxiety can begin as early as the fourth grade and peaks in middle school and high school. It can be caused by past classroom experiences, parental influences, and remembering poor past math performance. Math anxiety can cause students to avoid challenging math courses and may limit their career choices. It is important for teachers, parents…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Mathematics Anxiety, Mathematics Instruction, High School Students
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Ahmed, Khalique; Trager, Bradley; Rodwell, Megan; Foinding, Linda; Lopez, Cori – Journal for Leadership and Instruction, 2017
Defined as nonjudgmentally paying attention to the present moment (Kabat-Zinn, 1994), modern-day mindfulness has gained considerable attention in various science fields. However, despite this growth, many uses of mindfulness remain unexplored. In this paper, we focus on the application of mindfulness programs in educational settings, specifically…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Test Anxiety, Mathematics Anxiety, Science Instruction
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