Covering the key principles and concepts in the teaching and learning of mathematics in elementary schools, this text provides trainee and practicing teachers with a quick and easy reference to what they need to know for their course, and in the classroom. The entries are arranged alphabetically, and each contains a brief definition, followed by an explanation and discussion, practical examples, and annotated suggestions for further reading.

Anxiety about Mathematics

Anxiety about mathematics


Anxiety can be defined as a ‘complex emotional response, often unconscious in origin, with fear or dread as its most notable characteristic’ (Page and Thomas, 1979). This definition describes the condition of anxiety about mathematics that inhibits the ability of some individuals to achieve their ...

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