tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5609785647011963533.post2235532661326687698..comments2017-06-20T23:29:20.404-07:00Comments on Math Anxiety: David Mills, Ph.D., M.A.http://www.blogger.com/profile/13115000746728769229noreply@blogger.comBlogger2125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5609785647011963533.post-70338337387355279312010-12-13T09:07:22.863-08:002010-12-13T09:07:22.863-08:00We have anxiety because it is a survival trait -- ...We have anxiety because it is a survival trait -- it keeps us alert, raises adrenaline, etc. Some anxiety is useful in learning, in other words, because it makes you work harder. Only if anxiety becomes so high that you avoid working on the subject does it become a problem.<br /><br />The correlation between scores on the AMAS and math grades is not very strong, only -.30 or so. This means that high anxiety is not really even one of the main reasons that people do well or don't in math. <br /><br />I would say that a person has "math anxiety" IF they get a high score on a test like the AMAS AND they really dislike having to learn math and are not getting good grades in math as a result.David Mills, Ph.D., M.A.http://www.blogger.com/profile/13115000746728769229noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5609785647011963533.post-79265009360404339892010-12-13T08:54:41.490-08:002010-12-13T08:54:41.490-08:00Hi,
I took the math anxiety quiz and came up with...Hi, <br />I took the math anxiety quiz and came up with a score of 30. That would suggest that I was fairly math anxious. However, I actually have done fairly well with math -- I am in college now taking calculus. Why shouldn't my math anxiety interfered with my learning math?Anonymousnoreply@blogger.com