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“Now that we know that math anxiety has a neurobiological profile like that of other anxieties,” he says, “we can use techniques such as progressive exposure and cognitive-behavioral therapy, which have worked with other anxiety-provoking stimuli and phobias, to reduce math anxiety and its…

I have now asked both classes who have had a test to write out their worries. I did not perform a controlled experiment. I am sorry. But I hope they liked it.

I also tried this with my students this month.  Some said it helped, while others said that thinking about the anxiety made it worse.

It was so excellent of you to try! I would frame that as unequivocally good, because now you and your students have more data about what works for them, so next time you can say, if this worked for you, do it, if not, doodle a panda.

I can totally see some of my students insisting we can’t start the test yet because their panda isn’t done…

(Obviously I’d start by saying you have two minutes to either write about anxiety or draw a silly picture, but they’d still try for more time.)

Haha me too. Though it’s odd, since they know they have only the period, so you’d think they’d want to make best use of that time.

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“Now that we know that math anxiety has a neurobiological profile like that of other anxieties,” he says, “we can use techniques such as progressive exposure and cognitive-behavioral therapy, which have worked with other anxiety-provoking stimuli and phobias, to reduce math anxiety and its…

I have now asked both classes who have had a test to write out their worries. I did not perform a controlled experiment. I am sorry. But I hope they liked it.

I also tried this with my students this month.  Some said it helped, while others said that thinking about the anxiety made it worse.

It was so excellent of you to try! I would frame that as unequivocally good, because now you and your students have more data about what works for them, so next time you can say, if this worked for you, do it, if not, doodle a panda.

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allofthemath:

“Now that we know that math anxiety has a neurobiological profile like that of other anxieties,” he says, “we can use techniques such as progressive exposure and cognitive-behavioral therapy, which have worked with other anxiety-provoking stimuli and phobias, to reduce math anxiety and its…

I have now asked both classes who have had a test to write out their worries. I did not perform a controlled experiment. I am sorry. But I hope they liked it.

Apropos

Washington University philosopher Roy Sorensen dedicated his 2003 book A Brief History of the Paradox “to those who never have a book dedicated to them.”

- http://www.futilitycloset.com/2014/09/17/apropos-3/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+FutilityCloset+%28Futility+Closet%29