Math anxiety learned from adults?

This enlightening article at The Washington Post summarizes recent research showing that math anxiety in elementary school teachers has a profound impact on their students. Disturbingly, by the end of only one school year, “girls taught by a teacher with high math anxiety started to score lower than boys in math.”

 

About Leslie

Leslie is a graduate student in Josh Akey's lab. She studies genetic variation in human populations, especially on the X chromosome. She's been heavily involved in WiGS since 2009. Her favorite aspect of participating in WiGS is having the opportunity to invite and host her favorite female scientists for seminars.
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