The Role of Instructors in Creating Math Anxiety in Students from Kindergarten through College

  • The Role of Instructors in Creating Math Anxiety in Students from Kindergarten through College

    Carol Jackson, R. Leffingwell
    "I just don't like math". How often have students uttered these anxiety-based words? The primary purpose of this research was to investigate the types of instructor behavior that created or exacerbated anxiety. In addition, the authors wanted to determine the grade levels (K–college) in which mathematics anxiety first occurred in these students. In this article, the term instructor includes anyone who teaches at any level, kindergarten through college.