How to help students believe they are "math people"

05/19/2013 | Keene Sentinel (N.H.), The

There are many reasons for math anxiety, from fears passed on to students from their parents to lessons that fail to connect math to real life. Some also say the anxiety can begin in elementary school, where educators who are not confident in their math skills spend less time teaching the subject to students. Many educators and colleges are working to reverse this trend. For example, a New Hampshire college offers a program that seeks to prepare more elementary-school math specialists.

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