Category:
Mathematics

**Due:**

- Submit your thoughtful response as a new thread.
**Due** - Reply thoughtfully to at least two other students.
**Due** - You must post your response before you can reply to a classmate’s response.

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.**