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Math Anxiety: Causes and What To Do

Math Anxiety Causes and Strategies for Coping

I think that math anxiety can be both a learned behavior and/or a genetic tendency. My father was a math professor. In my world, this means that anytime can be pop quiz time. He used to create these math problem worksheets particularly during the summer and if I wasn’t able to solve the problem in, like, two seconds, he would get very agitated. It wasn’t my fault because the math problems would different from what I was learning at school but the net result, I noticed later in life, was that I’d get anxiety during science or math tests particularly in college. If I didn’t have an idea of how to solve the problem immediately, I would spin into a panic mode. Read more…

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Effective Study Habits: Modesty is More Effective!

How to Study Effectively

An article in Education Week cites new research on study skills from Williams College. The bottom line is, when students have to work harder to remember material, they are able to retrieve it more effectively. Read more…

Poll: Learning Disabilities Are Often Misunderstood by Public

What Do People Think About Special Needs: A Poll

I think that we, as adults, learn based on what life throws our way.  All the parents I know who have kids with food allergies, for example, are experts on the topic.  The same holds true for medical conditions including learning disabilities.  But I think that if your children attend public schools, learning about special needs becomes part of the curriculum, particularly for schools such as my elementary school with a large and varied special needs sub-population.

It’s really the relevant topic, at least to our children, on diversity as it’s so wonderful, at least at my school, that the children are so accepting of ethnic diversity and same-sex marriage.  But my kids sometimes struggle to understand special needs kids at school particularly for those with special needs that affect socialization.  As parents, we can help our children by learning more ourselves on this important topic.

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