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  • SubGenre:Teaching Methods & Materials / Mathematics
  • Language:English
  • Pages:196
  • eBook ISBN:9781667846859

Automation in Diagnosing Mathematics Anxiety and Remedies

by Jashodhan Saha and Karim Mohammed Rezaul

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Mathematics anxiety has been an important topic of study and has received increasing attention in recent years. People have been expressing mathematics anxiety for centuries. A substantial number of children and adults have mathematics anxiety, which may severely disrupt their mathematical learning and performance, both by causing avoidance of mathematical activities and by overloading and disrupting working memory during mathematical tasks. Students, parents, teachers, and researchers of math anxiety must know the possible factors of mathematics anxiety and its remedies. The study of this book will help all desired readers to know the sources and intensity of math anxiety, different rating scale of math anxiety, and their role in mitigating it. They will also be introduced to an automated process of identifying math anxiety (IMATAP – Identifying Mathematics Anxiety Through Automated Process) and the remedial program. Moreover, because of its distinctive features, this book can be used as a reference one in schools, colleges, and universities.
Mathematics is a distinct way of thinking. Math is a subject that terrifies millions of youngsters all around the world. They will go to any length to avoid math. They put off taking math as long as possible in school and college, and when given the option, they choose majors that require little or no math. Despite widespread agreement that mathematics is a critical subject for the growth of any country in general and the development of individual minds in particular, many students struggle with mathematics anxiety or dislike during their academic careers. The majority of pupils do not understand mathematical concepts, do not see why mathematical procedures operate, or do not know when to utilise a certain mathematical technique, and this is evident in low mathematics performance. Why is Math such a difficult subject for students? How can we properly comprehend this situation? What can be done to alleviate the crippling consequences of math anxiety and avoidance? Mathematics anxiety refers to psychological problems that obstruct pupils' ability to learn mathematics. Despite the fact that this element plays a significant part in the learning process, research on it has not been thoroughly conducted. Almost every sector of human activity is defined by modifications that can be classified as corrections or extensions as time passes. In this first edition of the book, an effort is made to go a step further by providing clear information on detecting how anxiety impacts children's capacity to acquire those concepts and what we can do to help them understand them. This edition focuses on identifying key factors that contribute to Maths anxiety, classroom practices, teaching skills development, the role of parents and teachers, customizing a need-based remedial program, and developing an automated process to identify deficient areas and levels of Maths anxiety. Our experience as a counselor, teacher, and workshop trainer has led us to deal with Maths anxiety pupils and build a unique, complete, multimodal automated technique to determine Maths anxiety and insufficiency levels. Furthermore, this well-defined methodology for identifying deficiencies and anxiety greatly aided us in developing a need-based remedial program that included anxiety management and reduction, reduction of internal psychological stumbling blocks, attitude change (reversing negative "Maths self-talk" to create positive attitudes), confidence building, and learning and teaching style enhancement. We believe that this book will assist readers in reprogramming their mind in order to promote math performance. Target Audience and Potential Uses: In the previous 60 years, research has revealed a lot about mathematics anxiety, but we still have a lot to learn. Mathematics anxiety is a widespread problem in education that demands both educators and researchers' attention in order to help pupils achieve their full academic potential. This book provides an overview of previous research into the relationship between math anxiety and math achievement, as well as factors that can cause math anxiety, student characteristics that can increase their susceptibility to math anxiety, and measures that educators can take to alleviate math anxiety. The study of this book will assist all interested readers in understanding the causes and severity of math anxiety, as well as the many rating scales for math anxiety and their function in reducing it. They'll also learn about an automated method for detecting math anxiety (IMATAP – Identifying Mathematics Anxiety Through Automated Process) and a remedial program. This book will be valuable for many teachers, educators, and researchers since gaps in the literature are evaluated, as well as ideas for future research that might assist improve the field's grasp of this essential subject. Furthermore, due to its distinctive features, this book can be utilised as a reference in schools, colleges, and universities.
About the author
Jashodhan Saha was born in 1975. He has received his B.Sc. (Hons) in Mathematics in 1998 from University of Dhaka, Bangladesh and completed his M.Sc. in Applied Mathematics in 2000 from the same Institution. He also received MBA degree (major in Finance) in 2009 from United International University (UIU), Dhaka, Bangladesh. After passing his M.Sc., he joined in Scholastica School, a renowned English medium school, as a faculty of Mathematics. He also worked there as a coordinator in Mathematics Curriculum Development Program. During that time, he participated in many teachers training program conducted by Cambridge International Education (CIE). Moreover, he also worked as an adjunct faculty in different private universities. He joined United International University (UIU) as a lecturer of Mathematics in 2005 and is still working there. From 2016 to 2021, he was in study leave for pursuing his higher education. Mr. Saha has been serving as the Managing Director of Bangladesh Digital Education Research Limited, a research based Digital Education System Provider Company, since 2016. He was also the founder director of Solver Institute of Mathematical Skill Development Program which was established in 2015. He is a Lifetime Member of Bangladesh Mathematical Society and Award Leader of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Foundation. Mr. Saha is an author of several journal and conference articles on Heat and Mass Transfer, the impact of service climate and job satisfaction, ICT based Math Education. His research interest includes Education Management in general and Mathematical Anxiety in particular.