**Failing, is it a Mindset?**

Tracey Steele

**The
Problem: **Do
girls feel more math anxiety than boys.

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**Introduction:
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Anxiety coupled with societal hang ups on learning math is difficult.

** **The task of overcoming this
dilemma is overwhelming at times . When dealing with students or even adults
who claim to “not be good at math”, its like how do you get them to change
their thinking. It’s this kind of thinking that hinders their ability to
process and understand concepts.

**Task:
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Students will be grouped by 3 or 4 and must create a poster board and give a presentation.

*Step
1- Create and *Take anxiety survey

*Step
2- Use data to show **causes** and effect*

*Step
3- identify ways to **overcome the anxiety*

Step 4- Make poster board for Presentations

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**Process:**

In order to complete this task students will use the PPA steps to present their research/work. Students must complete each worksheet and turn in before moving forward.

- Define the problem

Why do girls feel more anxiety than boys in NYC?

- Gather Evidence

Research using given Resources and Review Survey Data

- Identify the cause

What are some causes for anxiety in math?

- Evaluate and Existing Policy

- Develop Solutions

- Select the best Solutions

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**Resources:**

**https://www.mathgoodies.com/articles/math_anxiety**

**https://www.edutopia.org/article/recognizing-and-alleviating-math-anxiety**

**https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/articles/teaching-content/conquering-math-anxiety/**

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**Evaluation:**

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**Conclusion:**

** **Where do you see yourself in
10 years? Would you need math strategies and skills to be successful? If so,
give yourself the opportunity to find out why your failing. How can you make
gains and change your level of anxiety. You may find yourself thinking
differently and noticing more positive results.

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**Standards/Math
Practices: **

**1.
**Make
Sense of problems and persevere in solving them.

**2.
**Reason
abstractly and Quantitatively

**3.
**Construct
viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.