Math Anxiety: 7 Simple Solutions

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Lower the Pressure

Talk to the teacher about keeping your kid’s math experience as unpressured as possible. Ask the teacher whether your struggling student can take untimed tests or demonstrate her skills orally. “Math-anxious students tend to perform the worst when they feel they are under the gun in a high-stakes test,” says Beilock. Make sure she has opportunities to perform well when the stakes aren’t quite so high.