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Week 1: Math Anxiety

Talking Turkey About Arithmetic

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  • Syllabus Overview, explanation of responsibilities and assignment expectations
  • Math Anxiety
  • Research in Mathematics
  • Theoretical Perspectives(Cognitive, Environmentalism, Constructivism)
  • Content Standards (Introduction)
  • Math; Facing an American Phobia, by Marilyn Burns
  • Math Vocabulary Bingo

Journal – How did you feel about “doing math” during your elementary school years? How do you feel about “doing math” as an adult?  Through the passing years, from childhood to adulthood, have your feelings towards “doing math” changed?  Why or why not?  How might your feelings affect the way you teach math to young children? (10 pts)

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