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Math Anxiety: 7 Simple Solutions

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Prep for the Test

Before a test, remind your student that this is just one test. It won’t make or break the rest of her school career. Emphasize the reasons that she should succeed, such as the fact that she studied well, did well on a sample test or demonstrated her knowledge orally already. “Getting kids to think about why they should do well, rather than fail, is one way to boost performance,” says Beilock.