I CAN DO MATH posters help reduce math anxiety in the classroom.
For some students mathematics is a stimulating challenge. For others it is a source of headaches, mental paralysis, frustration and depression.
Believe it or not, more than half of the people who have ever taken a math course are in the latter group. This includes a number of intelligent students who perform well in other demanding courses of study. But when it comes to math, they assume they have some kind of special learning disability.
What they really have is an emotional problem triggered by numbers and mathematical symbols. It results in a kind of panic that blocks normal thought processes. No wonder they have trouble doing math. Fortunately, emotional blocks can be removed. Tensions can be relieved. That's where I Can Do Math posters come in.
These posters offer concrete suggestions for dealing with this type of anxiety. They recommend specific steps to take in solving math problems. They are reassuring and upbeat. They are colorful and amusing. They can help.
I Can Do Math posters remind your students to relax, to concentrate and to work methodically. They will soon discover that they can do math. And enjoy it.