How Parents Increase Math Anxiety: FRIDAY.

For the study, researchers assessed math achievement and math anxiety among 438 1st – and second-grade students. They also asked the children’s parents about their levels of math anxiety and how often they helped their kids with math homework. The results showed that children of math-anxious parents learned less math during the school year and were more likely to be math-anxious if their parents frequently helped them with mathematics homework. Math-anxious parents may be less effective in explaining math concepts to children, and may not really respond well when children make a mistake or solve a issue in an innovative way, study co-innovator Susan Levine, a professor of education and society in psychology in the university, stated in the news release. The link between parents’ and children’s math anxiety has more to do with attitude than genetics, Levine and Beilock said.Berghmans, Ph.D., Kathelijn Fischer, M.D., Ph.D., Alfredo L. Milani, M.D., Ph.D., Ileana van der Wijk, M.D., Dina J.C. Smalbraak, M.D., Astrid Vollebregt, M.D., Ph.D. Schellart, M.D., Giuseppe C.M. Graziosi, M.D., Ph.D., J. Marinus van der Ploeg, M.D., Joseph F.G.M. Brouns, M.D., Ph.D., E. Stella M. Tiersma, M.D., Ph.D., Annette G. Groenendijk, M.D., Ph.D., Piet Scholten, M.D., Ph.D., Ben Willem Mol, M.D., Ph.D., Elisabeth E. Blokhuis, M.D., Albert H. Adriaanse, M.D., Ph.D., Aaltje Schram, M.D., Ph.D., Jan-Paul W.R.