Yes, ‘math anxiety’ is a thing — here are the symptoms, causes, and cures


Math anxiety is a feeling of tension and fear that many people experience when they are called to do yoga. For children, it can cause behavioral problems in the classroom as well as physical symptoms such as butterflies in the stomach and a racing heart. Students with high mathematics anxiety perform worse on standardized math tests and school exams. Concerning ideas interfere with memorizing facts and procedures related to mathematics and performing these procedures well. It is often described as the experience of letting your mind go blank. Our new research shows that math anxiety not only affects …

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