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J26287692 Educator S And Parents Role In Developing Math Anxiety

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Running Head: EDUCATOR'S AND PARENTS' ROLE IN DEVELOPING MATH
ANXIETY
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Educator's and Parents' Role in Developing Math Anxiety in Early Years of
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EDUCATOR’S AND PARENTS’ ROLE IN DEVELOPING MATH ANXIETY 2
Introduction
Researchers in education have researched why students fail in specific subjects or
cannot fully comprehend certain concepts. From the results, it is evident that most of the
reasons students fail are solely because of the perception built by those around them. The
most dreaded subjects in school are mathematics. To some, the different concepts in a math
class are just too hard to comprehend. Numerous reasons students, especially in the lower
grades, including kindergarten, level one, or grade two, exist. One of the most under looked
reasons for failing mathematics is the effects caused by parents' and educators' perceptions
about the subject. The literature review will look for ways educators and their guardians
adversely affect learners' ability to grasp and apply mathematical concepts in the lower
grades. Research shows that perception builds attitude, which is the predominant cause of
failure for mathematics. When a student has a negative attitude towards mathematics or
dreads the subject and occasionally sees it as problematic, the effects take a considerable toll
on mathematics performance, all the way to upper grades. Therefore, it is crucial to
understand the impacts educators' and guardians' perceptions have on child learning's overall
development.
Literature Review
Harms, 2012, acknowledges that math anxiety is a mountain of a problem for early
graders that need to get addressed. He presents results from various researches done
concerning the alarming rates of anxiety in many schools. In one study, the researchers tested
One hundred fifty-four first and second graders, 88 and 66, respectively, from a sizeable
urban school setting (Harms, 2012). The researchers tested the sample population to measure
how much they feared mathematics, their academic abilities, and their working memory. The
researchers asked the students to describe how nervous they were to go to the front of the
class and solve a mathematics problem on a sliding scale (Harms, 2012). The research

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Running Head: EDUCATOR'S AND PARENTS' ROLE IN DEVELOPING MATH ANXIETY 1 Educator's and Parents' Role in Developing Math Anxiety in Early Years of Learning Student's Name Institutional Affiliation EDUCATOR’S AND PARENTS’ ROLE IN DEVELOPING MATH ANXIETY 2 Introduction Researchers in education have researched why students fail in specific subjects or cannot fully comprehend certain concepts. From the results, it is evident that most of the reasons students fail are solely because of the perception built by those around them. The most dreaded subjects in school are mathematics. To some, the different concepts in a math class are just too hard to comprehend. Numerous reasons students, especially in the lower grades, including kindergarten, level one, or grade two, exist. One of the most under looked reasons for failing mathematics is the effects caused by parents' and educators' perceptions about the subject. The literature review will look for ways educators and their guardians adversely affect learners' ability to grasp and apply mathematical concepts in the lower grades. Research shows that perception builds attitude, which is the predominant cause of failure for mathematics. When a student has a negative attitude towards mathematics or dreads the subject and occasionally sees it as problematic, the effects take a considerable toll on mathematics performance, all the way to upper grades. Therefore, it is crucial to understand the impacts educators' and guardians' perce ...
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