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Math anxiety, simply defined, involves an anxiety about one’s ability to do math. As a math teacher, you will encounter many students who struggle with math, not necessarily because they don’t understand a specific concept but because they don’t have confidence in their ability to be successful in math. How might you combat math anxiety in your future classroom? Have you used any techniques, activities, etc. that have worked to ease a student’s anxiety? Did you struggle with math anxiety at any point? Discuss math anxiety with your colleagues and how you might deal with this very real issue in your classrooms.
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