6 Ways to Help Kids Overcome Math Anxiety

Topics: STEM, Curriculum and Instruction, Family and Stakeholder Engagement

Inspiring a love for math can open up a world of opportunities for kids. Yet, for many, math can lead to feelings of stress and anxiety. Math anxiety can affect anyone. Research shows a strong negative relationship between math anxiety and achievement. It can create a vicious circle: If kids perform poorly, they might become anxious—and that anxiety can lead to poor performance. In this Report to Parents, families can use these six ways to help reduce math anxiety for their children.

How to Use

A pdf of this resource—created with your school families in mind—is available for download below in English and Spanish. It’s also available in a social media graphic in English and Spanish so you can easily share it with your school families in print, in your e-newsletter, on your website, or on social media.

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