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AACC Workshops Help You Overcome Math Anxiety

Oct. 5, 2012
EDUCATION

 


 

Don’t let your math difficulties get in the way of your academic future. This fall, Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) is offering several workshops focusing on ways people can overcome their math anxieties. The workshops are free to both current students and people considering attending or returning to college.

Some of the topics covered include:

•    Discovering how your past math performance may be impacting your present    reaction to math;
•    Conquering math anxiety, math avoidance and math procrastination;
•    Selecting study strategies that fit your learning style;
•    Adopting new approaches for solving word problems and using formulas;
•    Distinguishing between short- and long-term memory to help retain what you learn;
•    Starting the habit of checking your math work to minimize careless errors; and,
•    Reducing math test anxiety so you can demonstrate what you know.

No pre-registration is necessary. Workshops are scheduled on the Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway, unless otherwise noted:

•    1-3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, in the Student Union Room 102 (right off the dining hall);
•    10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct. 13, at the AACC at Arundel Mills, off-campus facility in Room 307;
•    3-5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, in the Humanities Building Room 117;
•    10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct. 27, in the Student Union Room 204;
•    3-5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, in the Student Union Room 204;
•    9:30-11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, in the Student Union Room 102.

For information about the workshops, contact Nancy L. Chell, associate professor of mathematics, at nlchell@aacc.edu. AACC also offers free, self-paced online courses, “Succeed with Math” and “Learning to Learn.” For information, go to http://b2s.aacc.edu.