Presidential Scholars Theses (1990 – 2006)

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Open Access Presidential Scholars Thesis

First Advisor

Anne Woodrick

Abstract

In today's fast-paced, high-stress society, feelings of anxiety have become commonplace; even normal. Of the many anxieties that have been found to affect people, one that I, as a future math teacher, have become very concerned about is mathematics anxiety (also called mathphobia). Even now, during my college career, I have noticed an alarming number of people around me (colleagues, co-workers, relatives, roommates, etc.) who claim to be "terrified" of math. Listening to their explanations as to why they find math so threatening has made me realize the importance that math anxiety will have in my career. For these reasons, I have chosen to investigate several researchers' theories which attempt to explain the causes of math anxiety in students in hopes of being better able to understand and help my future students. I would also like to describe several methods that have been developed to test students for math anxiety.

Date of Award

1993

Department

Department of Mathematics

Presidential Scholar Designation

A paper submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation Presidential Scholar

Comments

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Date Original

5-6-1993

Object Description

1 PDF (1 volume (unnumbered))

Date Digital

4-5-2018

Copyright

©1993 Jennifer Rupp

Type

document

Language

EN

File Format

application_pdf

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