Math anxiety exists and can show up in the form of fear of failure, nervousness, and apprehension. Neuroscience shows that when students experience fear before learning, their amygdala is activated and their prefrontal cortex cannot focus on higher order thinking and learning.
To begin our sessions we will start with mindfulness to relax the mind which will allow students to connect deeper with the material. Mindfulness activities may include meditation, writing, breathing exercises, or yoga (in person sessions). Our goal is to help reduce anxiety and build calmness and confidence.