tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5211376935218596102.post4687941556805170918..comments2015-11-04T01:26:10.880+03:00Comments on Voice of Sudhnoti: Fear of Math. Sardar Faisalhttps://plus.google.com/102074902969741042255noreply@blogger.comBlogger13125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5211376935218596102.post-82261737383718665942015-01-04T06:50:33.255+03:002015-01-04T06:50:33.255+03:00Hi Anna, I've always kind of enjoyed math myse...Hi Anna, I've always kind of enjoyed math myself, looking at math problems as simply puzzles to be solved and I loved puzzles. When teaching grade school I always found it was easier to teach the kids math when you involved something they loved liked adding cookies or toys. It really helped to keep their attention and make it more fun.Susan Cooperhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13045674229949222407noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5211376935218596102.post-74953862351669159472015-01-02T21:31:46.212+03:002015-01-02T21:31:46.212+03:00I wonder if a love or distain of math is based on ...I wonder if a love or distain of math is based on personality traits. To many Math is a strict format, 2 plus 2 means 4, thatâ€™s it, there is no interpretation to it. I think this applies to analytic brains, but to those of us who are more creative, that strictness to rules are abhorrent to that which makes us creative.William Rushohttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04313458212200821633noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5211376935218596102.post-47810735150128468632015-01-02T07:32:53.190+03:002015-01-02T07:32:53.190+03:00This is an interesting topic for a blog post. Tha...This is an interesting topic for a blog post. That some students are anxious about math is not so surprising, but I was unaware that there are people out there who actually study "math anxiety". You learn something new every day!<br /><br />Perhaps in a future post you could give us a math tutorial that illustrates some of your anxiety-reducing techniques - it would be great to see them in action.Andynoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5211376935218596102.post-25039922105108712412014-12-30T22:06:16.822+03:002014-12-30T22:06:16.822+03:00Oh dear, I'm sorry to say I would be one of th...Oh dear, I'm sorry to say I would be one of those not a fan of math. But I'm not afraid to admit it's because I just don't get most of it outside of the basics. I remember all too well my last math class - algebra in high school. I was unlucky enough to be in the class with the school jocks and the teacher pretty much gave them a pass so it wasn't exactly what you would call "inspired" teaching. Still, I take full responsibility for gladly never taking another math class. I can tell you are an excellent teacher because of your passion and dedication. Marquitahttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01834185614478268016noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5211376935218596102.post-48045175799431691992014-12-30T18:29:28.437+03:002014-12-30T18:29:28.437+03:00I am happy to know a person who actually believe s...I am happy to know a person who actually believe so.<br /><br />Normally people do not understand that math is all about logic. When I started my Master our Teacher Dr. Sarmad and Dr. Tariq told us when we will be done with our degree we will start looking at thinks more logically and mathematically. At that time we are laughing and thinking what our teacher is saying. At the end we came to know that how and when but it really happened. <br />Thank you Ken for your time and confidence on math teacher. <br /><br />I appreciate that. Anna Khanhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/17385680414772682064noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5211376935218596102.post-40475609029937969002014-12-30T01:04:31.547+03:002014-12-30T01:04:31.547+03:00As does seem as though most kids, and later adults...As does seem as though most kids, and later adults, seem to clearly have or not have, an aptitude for math. My son can spend days over writing a one page book report but he zips through all his math lessons and chooses to take extra math courses. By the way, Anna, I don't have that reaction at all when I hear someone is a math teacher. My impression is always that they must be someone with a logical mind.Ken Dowellhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/14291236742674605851noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5211376935218596102.post-73171769335768758132014-12-29T16:07:36.845+03:002014-12-29T16:07:36.845+03:00Found math a really dull subject at school. Have m...Found math a really dull subject at school. Have my own way of calculating. At the huge math exams we used to have we had to show how we had calculated to come up with the right answer. I did it in a different way but it worked so they had to give me full marks. Catarinanoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5211376935218596102.post-62481829188397386072014-12-29T07:32:47.574+03:002014-12-29T07:32:47.574+03:00I am sooooo afflicted with math anxiety. I can rem...I am sooooo afflicted with math anxiety. I can remember crying with frustration at not being able to do my math homework----in 4th grade----AND, my father, an art teacher, not being able to help me. We were both pulling out our hair and yes, there were real tears. He finally looked at me and said, "Look, I'm bad in math and you're going to be bad in math, so you just have to deal with it." (He was not the most insightful parent --- a nice guy, but with certain blind spots). I struggled with math my entire school career. I was in regular math classes; whereas I was in advanced classes for all my other subjects (including science!) and I had to work very hard just to earn "B's" in my math classes. I cannot say I was unhappy when I graduated from high school and resolved never to take another math class. I am sorry to say that our sons seem to have inherited my math genes, rather than their father's. Suzanne Fluhr http://www.blogger.com/profile/15164389928331501665noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5211376935218596102.post-68548114822979751752014-12-29T03:40:07.195+03:002014-12-29T03:40:07.195+03:00Happy New Year Anna - hope we'll share many po...Happy New Year Anna - hope we'll share many posts throughout 2015 - enjoy yours so much. I love math - but the basic kind used in accounting. The other stuff, algebra, geometry, etc. not so much but I have never been afraid of it - just didn't like it. I think you must be a wonderful math teacher if you first deal with the fear and include laughter in class - that is almost unheard of so good for you. Lenie Hokanssonhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07290481404730172080noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5211376935218596102.post-62741405603724424152014-12-29T01:56:28.379+03:002014-12-29T01:56:28.379+03:00I love math. My brother is a retired math professo...I love math. My brother is a retired math professor. My dad loved math. I don't know why some people fear it. When I taught school for a few years, I taught my kids the love of math. Fun with math. Probably because I loved it. It's a shame when people learn to hate or fear it because it is so magical. Oh, my brother wrote his doctorate paper on imaginary numbers and yet he criticized my grad school major in musicology as frivolous and not useful!Beth Niebuhrhttp://encorewomen.comnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5211376935218596102.post-19918922680252326592014-12-28T23:48:05.770+03:002014-12-28T23:48:05.770+03:00I've always liked and done well at maths. I st...I've always liked and done well at maths. I studied Computer Science at university, which had a large math component. Over the last decade or so, I've taken piano lessons and music is mathematical in many ways. But I know a lot of people who say they can't do math. As you've pointed out, that mindset makes it harder for them to learn. I'm glad to see a math teacher who recognizes and deals with the anxiety and strives to help students see the beauty in math. Keep up the good work.Donna Jankehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16654611289969837061noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5211376935218596102.post-83634521902915592992014-12-21T17:22:31.150+03:002014-12-21T17:22:31.150+03:00Hello Jacquie.
Thank to you. I really appreciate....Hello Jacquie.<br /><br />Thank to you. I really appreciate. <br /><br />This came to my mind after reading your post. It's nice to hear about your Dad. Yes its good to have someone for help specially in math.<br /><br />All the best with holidays. Anna Khanhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/17385680414772682064noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5211376935218596102.post-56538376538311421342014-12-21T17:13:23.207+03:002014-12-21T17:13:23.207+03:00Anna, Thanks so much for the mention! AND the link...Anna, Thanks so much for the mention! AND the link to my post! You made an effective bridge between fear of dentists and fear of math. Luckily, my dad's background was that he was a mthe teacher before he started his sales career. So I had lots of help! jacquiehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07319760774255347751noreply@blogger.com