Math Anxiety: Origins and Remedies

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One is the loneliest number. Two’s company. That’s about as much math as some people can handle before they start sweating. At a time when the US is trying to increase math competency, numerical anxieties are hampering our efforts. We’ll learn what causes math phobias, and how relating math to real life might be the key to appreciating it.

 Guests:

  • Dr. Stephen Petrill, researcher at OSU and co-author of study on math anxiety
  • Tim Chartier, professor at Davidson College, author of Math Bytes 
  • Ruth Charney, president of the Association for Women in Mathematics

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