Title

Anxiety and Mathematics Performance

Date

5-26-2016 5:00 PM

End Time

26-5-2016 6:00 PM

Location

ED 217

Department

Teacher Education

Session Chair

Alicia Wenzel

Session Chair

Melanie Landon-Hayes

Session Title

Teacher Education Presentations

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Heitho Reuter

Abstract

High school mathematics can be particularly stressful for students due to high-stakes testing, a lack of available resources, and a societal view that only a gifted few can be successful. Research has shown that the traditional model for mathematics not only discourages student engagement but deters students from considering careers in the field. Teachers face the dilemma of lowering student anxiety while maintaining high expectations for growth and learning. This project explores how mathematics curriculum and teaching practices could be adapted to reduce anxiety and improve student disposition toward the subject without compromising the learning objectives or outcomes.

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May 26th, 5:00 PM May 26th, 6:00 PM

Anxiety and Mathematics Performance

ED 217

High school mathematics can be particularly stressful for students due to high-stakes testing, a lack of available resources, and a societal view that only a gifted few can be successful. Research has shown that the traditional model for mathematics not only discourages student engagement but deters students from considering careers in the field. Teachers face the dilemma of lowering student anxiety while maintaining high expectations for growth and learning. This project explores how mathematics curriculum and teaching practices could be adapted to reduce anxiety and improve student disposition toward the subject without compromising the learning objectives or outcomes.