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# Overcoming Math Anxiety

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The new edition retains the author's pungent analysis of what makes math "hard" for otherwise successful people and how women, more than men, become victims of a gendered view of math. It has been substantially updated to incorporate new research on what we know and don't know about "sex differences" in brain organization and function, and it has been enlarged to include p
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Paperback, 264 pages

Published
August 17th 1995
by W. W. Norton Company
(first published 1978)

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However, these are the things that led me to the two star review:

1. It’s outdated. (Revised in 1993, and holy cow has math education changed since then). This especially frustrated me in the chapters on gender, which attempted to explain that there was no true difference betw ...more

“Willing suspension of disbelief is a concept that comes not from mathematics or science but from literature. A reader must give the narrator an opportunity to create images and associations and to “enter” these into our minds…to carry us along in the s ...more

May 23, 2008
Ron Moreland
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Recommends it for:
anyone struggling in math or knows someone who is struggling in math

I read this book more than once to help students, friends, and family with their anxiety when it comes to mathematics. The book contains many reasons as to why people have a phobia when it comes to math. The book also gives some very practical advice as to how to overcome anxiety when it comes to math. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is struggling with math or knows someone who is stuggling with math.

I wish it had more practical stuff in it, though.

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