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Scared Of Math? Here's One Way To Fight The Fear

Kids and grown-ups can both experience anxiety when it comes to math. One college professor has an assignment to help banish the dread.
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Do you remember the day you decided you were no good at math?

Or maybe you had the less common, opposite experience: a moment of math excitement that hooked you for good?

Thousands of studies that touch on the topic of "math anxiety." Overwhelming fear of math, regardless of one's

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