Many students say they have math anxiety. Math anxiety is a feeling of intense frustration or helplessness about one’s ability to do math. There are many factors that can affect a person’s attitude about math and some of them are erroneous ideas or misconceptions. Many authors have addressed some math myths that are commonly accepted by the general public.
Math Myth #1: Aptitude for math is inborn.
Math Myth #2: To be good at math you have to be good at calculating.
Math Myth #3: Math requires logic, not creativity
Math Myth #4: In math, what’s important is getting the right answers.
Math Myth #5: Men are naturally better than women at mathematical thinking.