Math Anxiety: 7 Simple Solutions

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Introduce the Math Muscle

Many view math as an inborn skill, not one that can get better with practice. Teach your child that she can improve her math ability by working at it, just like building a muscle. “The idea is to communicate that a poor performance is not the result of not being a math person, but that, with more practice and effort, a child can get better at those problems that are difficult for him to tackle,” says Beilock.