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Math Anxiety Leads to Bad Math Performance!

I totally agree with this assessment! I had found that the tests on which I was relaxed I did with amazing results.. and those that I was really worried about I would do bad or simply flunk! So, if you want to do well at Mathematics.. simply understand the logic and be cool about the rest of the stuff!

Worrying about how you’ll perform on a math test may actually contribute to a lower test score, U.S. researchers said on Saturday.

Math anxiety — feelings of dread and fear and avoiding math — can sap the brain’s limited amount of working capacity, a resource needed to compute difficult math problems, said Mark Ashcraft, a psychologist at the University of Nevada Las Vegas who studies the problem.

"It turns out that math anxiety occupies a person’s working memory," said Ashcraft, who spoke on a panel at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in San Francisco.

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