This week, as we celebrate Learning in the Making’s first birthday, we have two incredibly special posts featuring Linda Le and Dora Medrano Ramos, who started Learning in the Making last year. In this post, we chat with Dora: educator, math healer, undocumented immigrant, and big dreamer redefining who gets to be called a “maker”…
What is math anxiety? Math anxiety is realized when engaging with math causes a mental shut down. It can show up as panic, stress, anger, the inability to talk about math from a fear of being wrong, negative associations, or a brain freeze, among others. Learn more from our resident Math Champion, Dora!
Practicing positive affirmations is a way for us to heal our math anxiety in order to build our math confidence and resilience! Find an affirmation that speaks to you (or write your own!) Keep it somewhere you see regularly. Say the affirmation to yourself and repeat it often, especially when you notice a negative thought…