Math Anxiety Iceberg

When it comes to mathematics, students often feel anxious about the subject. In IBL classes, this can be manifested as a statement similar to "I don't learn this way" and identifies with a fixed mindset. However, this resistance is just the tip of the iceberg can be due to a variety of reasons. When you begin to look beneath the surface and start talking with the student, you will be able to get to the deeper issues that the student is experiencing, as shown in the first diagram below. The second diagram gives ideas for how you can start melting the iceberg and help students develop a growth mindset. For more information please visit the IBL Blog Post on the Math Anxiety Iceberg here.  

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