Mathematics anxiety is more than just disliking math. Someone with math anxiety feels negative emotions when engaging in an activity that requires numerical or math skills.
This anxiety can literally cut off the working memory needed to learn and solve problems, researchers have discovered.
So if thinking about math -- let alone actually doing math -- stresses you out, you're not alone. The goal of this guide is to provide you access to resources that can help you become more confident and knowledgeable about math and successfully complete your math courses here at JCTC.
There are a number of erroneous beliefs about math, which contribute to students' fears and anxiety about math. Some of those myths include: