Tag Archives: anxiety

Math and Vulnerability – A Series Inspired by Brene' Brown

Math and Vulnerability – A Series Inspired by Brene' Brown

Based on Brene’ Brown’s definition of vulnerability (and her work in the area), it’s clear that doing math is vulnerable.

This is the first in the series.More

Anxiety or Excitement?

Anxiety or Excitement?

What are you anxious about? What are you excited about? Here’s something that makes me excited…More

How a Mathematician Became Math Phobic

How a Mathematician Became Math Phobic

I had a strange experience – I became math phobic! Hard to explain. Very hard to handle.More

Math Anxiety – How to Empathize with Students

Math Anxiety – How to Empathize with Students

Our performance anxiety parallels students’ math anxiety. And that’s a way for us to better understand them.More

Anxiety Safe Learning Environments

Anxiety Safe Learning Environments

Why creating a learning environment safe from fear, anxiety and criticism is important – and how to do it!More

How to Teach Adults Math

How to Teach Adults Math

Today is my first day of teaching Developmental Math. So much has changed in my thinking since the last time I taught…More

What Are Your Thoughts on This Fearful Parents Video?

What Are Your Thoughts on This Fearful Parents Video?

Wil showed up at the Math Shack talking about a commercial he saw. “Do you believe this!?”

What are your thoughts on this video?More

How to Free Your Students from Math Anger

Are you sick of being a prisoner to math anxiety, snide comments of math geeks and angry comments of other math haters? Declare your independence!More