No one likes failure, the F-word, no matter how you sugarcoat it. But failure is a part of life. Sometimes things don't work out. Sometimes you don't get what you want. Stuff happens. But if we recas
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Math anxiety can be caused by students simply always thinking they are going to fail. From this article I learned many ways to help students be okay with failing sometimes. This article gave me great methods that I can use in my future classroom. Students need to understand that failure will occur during learning. This failure can occur during an experiemnt, during trial and error, or simply when a student just does not understand a certain concept. By having students understand that failure is a part of life will lower test anxiety. There is a difference though between teaching a student that failure all the time is okay. Students will not fail all the time if they are trying their best. Yes, there will be times when things go wrong and they do not understand, but students need to be taught that it is our jobs as teachers to help them figure out new ways to learn that will allow them not to fail. When it comes to math failure will also take place. We need to teach out students that learning comes from failure. By failing we are able to better see what we need to change and what we do not understand. Maybe a student tried a certain math concept one way, but did not learn in that way. As a math educator we need to make sure that we are teaching students these concepts in multiple ways.