Understanding and Combating Students' Math Anxiety - ONLINE

Understanding and Combating Students' Math Anxiety - ONLINE

CE Credits Online

Wed, September 1 2021 12:00 AM - Wed, August 31 2022 11:59 PM


  • CE Credits Online


Math anxiety is a pervasive problem faced by STEM students and teachers, both nationally and globally.  Math anxiety undermines student performance and interest in math, discourages students from pursuing math-related careers, and reduces teaching self-efficacy among STEM teachers.  Recent research in educational psychology has revealed important insights into the causes of math anxiety as well as simple strategies that can mitigate its effects.   This course presents the current state of research on math anxiety along with evidence-based psychological strategies that can be implemented immediately to reduce the negative impact of math anxiety on students.  

The first half of the course introduces the topic of math anxiety and examines its causes and consequences. The second half of the course provides easy-to-implement strategies for combating math anxiety.  The course provides downloadable templates for some of the strategies. Participants will ultimately complete a final project in which they develop a multi-faceted plan, with measurable objectives, for reducing the effects of math anxiety using the ideas and strategies learned throughout the course. 

In addition to designing a classroom culture in which students feel safe to take risks, participants will be provided simple, easy-to-implement evidence-based techniques for reducing the impact of math anxiety on students.  The techniques are designed to teach students how to think differently about anxiety and the meaning of success and failure. 

Event Notes

Expect to submit a required project paper to CE Credits for grading by a representative. You can expect to wait 1-2 weeks for your Certificate of Completion after grading has been completed. 

Registration dates do not affect when you can register for this class. This class is self-paced and can be registered for at any time. 


  • Wed, September 1 2021 - Wed, August 31 2022
    12:00 AM - 11:59 PM


Event # 135628

Registration Ends
Wednesday Aug 31, 2022 11:59 PM

Professional Hours

Clock Hour Number: VAK0178
15.00 Clock Hours $45.00