Over the past few years I have thought a lot about math anxiety. Before the Early Math Counts project and this blog, I never gave it much thought expect to acknowledge that it is a real thing and it matters.
I wrote about a friend whose life was forever changed by a teacher who told her she was “no good” at math and that one interaction altered the course of her life. I wrote about how we can battle math anxiety through a variety of techniques and strategies that genuinely work.
Today, I present you with an article from the Washington Post that clearly explains why we need to stop telling children that we are bad at math. Take a look at this article and see how our adult behavior affects children’s performance and attitudes about math.