For people with math anxiety, opening a math textbook or even entering a math classroom can trigger a negative emotional response, but it does not stop there. Activities such as reading a cash register receipt can send those with math anxiety into a panic. Math anxiety is an adverse emotional reaction to math or the prospect of doing math [1]. Despite normal performance in most thinking and reasoning tasks, people with math anxiety perform poorly when numerical information is involved.

Why is math anxiety tied to poor math performance? One idea is that math anxiety is simply a proxy for

EP - 148 PB - Princeton University Press PY - 2014 SN - 9780691160412 SP - 143 T1 - Who Has It, Why It Develops, and How to Guard against It T2 - The Best Writing on Mathematics 2013 UR - http://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt4cgb74.18 Y2 - 2020/09/28/ ER -