Do You Have Math Anxiety?
A Self Test

Rate your answers from 1 to 5; add them up and check your score below.

(1) = Disagree, (5) = Agree.

  1. I cringe when I have to go to math class. 1 2 3 4 5
  2. I am uneasy about going to the board in a math class. 1 2 3 4 5
  3. I am afraid to ask questions in math class. 1 2 3 4 5
  4. I am always worried about being called on in math class. 1 2 3 4 5
  5. I understand math now, but I worry that it's going to get really difficult soon.1 2 3 4 5
  6. I tend to zone out in math class. 1 2 3 4 5
  7. I fear math tests more than any other kind. 1 2 3 4 5
  8. I don't know how to study for math tests. 1 2 3 4 5
  9. It's clear to me in math class, but when I go home it's like I was never there. 1 2 3 4 5
  10. I'm afraid I won't be able to keep up with the rest of the class. 1 2 3 4 5

CHECK YOUR SCORE:

40-50 Sure thing, you have math anxiety. Check my 10 hints on how to reduce math anxiety.
30-39 No doubt! The thought of doing math still makes you uneasy.
20-29 Perhaps!
10-19 Wow! Possibly a math major in the making!

Math anxiety is an emotional reaction to mathematics based on a past unpleasant experience which harms future learning. A good experience learning mathematics can overcome these past feelings and success and future achievement in math can be attained.

 

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