Follow Easy Steps to Overcome your Mathematics Anxiety


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Students often have anxiety related issues with Mathematics. While some students love solving mathematical problems, the others have a hard time facing their fear when they open their books. This fear is often unnecessary. Studies have shown that there is no such thing as a brain type that makes one person better than another at math. The first approach to be taken for solving anxiety issues related to mathematics is to just think positive about the subject and not to accept stereotype. This makes a huge difference and helps one to tackle the initial hurdle.

The second important step is that to make your base a bit stronger. This could be easily done by first skimming through a textbook that was written for a level slightly lower than your current class textbook. By doing this one is usually surprised at how much they can solve and secondly get encouraged to solve more mathematical problems. Another major problem that people need to tackle is committing to the set-aside time for practicing mathematics every day. If one is able to resist procrastination, mathematics would be easy to handle.

Sometimes in mathematics, we need to deal with complex formulas. The trick to easily grasping it is isolating it, examining it, and breaking it down into little parts. Whenever one has to deal with difficult formulas, it is always easy to break it down first. Usually, in class teachers do not have time enough to see that every student can grasp every single concept. Thus, it becomes the responsibility of the student to take the challenge and look for solving  them. One should never be afraid to take additional help if required. These easy steps could seek to lessen one’s fear of mathematics.

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Rituparna Das
Student Reporter at Linkfried, Rituparna is a student of Yadavpur University, Calcutta. She writes about Education News, Information , announcement From calcutta.