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"Math Anxiety, Mindset, and Inclusivity" 12 posts Sort by created date Sort by defined ordering View as a grid View as a list


The BIOMAAP program is an NSF funded project to develop materials and interventions to address math anxiety in our biology students.

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Stop telling kids you’re bad at math. You are spreading math anxiety ‘like a virus.’

Nice article that ends with a call for growth mindset, rather than math anxiety.

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Is math anxiety always bad for math learning? The role of math movitation

This is the primary lit article from the Science Daily summary Kaci posted.  

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When people worry about math, the brain feels the pain

Math hurts - if you have anxiety about it.

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Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People

This book explores the cultural biases all people have, and their impact on society.  This is an accessible and thought provoking overview of complex issues that bear on our students, our teaching and our own lives.  The research is linked to work with the Implicit Association Test.  

Banaji, M.  and Greenwald, A. 2103

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Implicit Association Test (IAT)

From the website: People don’t always say what’s on their minds. One reason is that they are unwilling. For example, someone might report smoking a pack of cigarettes per day because they are embarrassed to admit that they smoke two. Another reason is that they are unable. A smoker might truly believe that she smokes a pack a day, or might not keep track at all. The difference between being unwilling and unable is the difference between purposely hiding something from someone and unknowingly hiding something from yourself.

The Implicit Association Test (IAT) measures attitudes and beliefs that people may be unwilling or unable to report. The IAT may be especially interesting if it shows that you have an implicit attitude that you did not know about. For example, you may believe that women and men should be equally associated with science, but your automatic associations could show that you (like many others) associate men with science more than you associate women with science.


Visit the website to take an IAT on any of a variety of topics.

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Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do

Claude Steele's research on what stereotype threat is, how it impacts people, and how to alleviate it.

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Reducing Stereotype Threat

Tips for reducing stereotype threat in the classroom and beyond.

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Carol Dweck's research on the impact of mindset on student success.

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Scientist Spotlight Initiative

The Scientist Spotlights Initiative empowers middle/high school, college, and university science educators to implement inclusive curricula that help ALL students see themselves in science. We provide access to easy-to- implement assignments/activities that link course content to the stories of counter-stereotypical scientists. 

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Information is Beautiful

Founded by David McCandless, author of two bestselling infographics books, Information is Beautiful is dedicated to helping you make clearer, more informed decisions about the world. All our visualizations are based on facts and data: constantly updated, revised and revisioned.

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Gapminder identifies systematic misconceptions about important global trends and proportions and uses reliable data to develop easy to understand teaching materials to rid people of their misconceptions.

Gapminder is an independent Swedish foundation with no political, religious, or economic affiliations.

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