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The Place Where No Mathematics!

Have you heard the story of the boy looking for a place where there is no math? I heard it from my father when I was very young. I don’t know if he wrote it for me or read it from somewhere. I haven’t seen it anywhere since. Even though I vaguely remember the tale, I liken those who are math-phobic to a child looking for a place where math is not. In my opinion, those who have math anxiety keep looking for areas where there is no math throughout their lives. Mathematics and mathematical formulas are most people’s nightmares.

“Math anxiety” is a disorder defined as feelings of tension, anxiety, and fear resulting from math situations. Recent studies have shown that math anxiety is common in North America; It has been observed that 25% of 4-year college students and 80% of college students suffer from high levels of math anxiety. Mathematics anxiety is negatively related to math performance in school and can also be seen at work after students graduate and for the rest of their lives. The general assumption is that people show much more anxiety and other negative attitudes towards math than other academic subjects. People who think they are bad at math are more likely to be anxious. While many students complain that math is hard to understand, no one complains about playing video games. When we think of these games, it is clear that problem-solving…