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Reducing Math Anxiety Among Your Students
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Note: Before you can register, you will need to create a (free) CIRTL account here.
Math anxiety is a very real and well-documented psychological and cognitive phenomenon in which people experience feelings of tension, apprehension, or fear when faced with doing math in both everyday and academic situations. People with high math anxiety, including many college students and adults, have more negative attitudes towards math, perform worse in math courses, take fewer math courses, and avoid college majors and careers that involve math (including STEM majors and careers).
In this workshop, participants will develop and practice strategies they can use as current or future STEM instructors to identify and support students struggling with math anxiety and to minimize math anxiety in their teaching, particularly in introductory and non-major STEM courses. The workshop will include a discussion of research from relevant publications in psychological, cognitive science, and educational literature.
Registration is required. Once you register, you will have access to the Blackboard Ultra room where this online event will take place.