Today, the needs of society require a greater need for mathematics.
Math must be looked upon in a positive light to reduce math anxiety.
Three practices that are a regular part of the traditional mathematics classroom and cause great anxiety in many students are imposed authority, public exposure and time deadlines.
Although these are a regular part of the traditional mathematics classroom cause great deal of anxiety. Consequently, there should be more emphasis on teaching methods which include less lecture, more student directed classes and more discussion.
Mathematics anxiety has been defined as feelings of tension and anxiety that interfere with the manipulation of numbers and the solving of mathematical problems in a wide variety of ordinary life and academic situations Math anxiety can cause one to forget and lose one’s self-confidence (Tobias, S., 1993).
Research confirms that pressure of timed tests and risk of public embarrassment have long been recognized as sources of unproductive tension among many students.
Parents should show their children how numbers are successfully used by them in positive pleasant ways, such as in cooking, sewing, sports, problem solving in hobbies and home repairs.
Math must be looked upon in a positive light to reduce anxiety.
Everyone is capable of learning, but may learn in different ways.
Therefore, lessons must be presented in a variety of ways.