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Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

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Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

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    Math anxiety is real

    Jesus Alduenda

    Sophia Castillo: Math anxiety is a real chronic disorder where people feel long-lasting anxiety and worry about math situations like tests, math homework or general situations where you will need to use math.

    Math anxiety develops when there is a negative experience from learning math in school or at home.

    It usually starts early and it only gets worse as the person grows older, it can also cause other mental health problems like social anxiety and depression.

    A lot of times math class is the only thing stopping college students from graduating or transferring to a new school and they end up dropping out because they can’t pass.

    Schools should speak more about math anxiety and give students more resources so they feel comfortable when trying to learn math.

    Ways to reduce math anxiety is by asking questions, Focusing on positive outcomes, learning the basics and practicing.

    Meditation is another great way to calm your nerves when it comes to math.

    Students should relax, clear their minds or even listen to soft music before starting on math work.

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    About the Contributors
    Sophia Castillo, Opinion Editor
    Sophia Castillo is the Opinion editor for Talon Marks. Sophia also enjoys thrifting and attending concerts. She hopes to transfer to Cal State Long Beach in the fall and hopes to work for Vogue Magazine.
    Jesus Alduenda, Production Editor
    Jesus Alduenda is the production editor and graphic designer at Talon Marks. Some of his hobbies include collecting coins, watching bugs and designing. Jesus plans to make a career in event planning, curating art galleries and charities.
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