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Anxiety in the ClassroomTo help combat math anxiety, I will first provide my students with a nurturingenvironment and the opportunity to feel safe, both physically but also within their learning. I willadapt my lessons using differentiated techniques, to include instructional levels, a hands-on/minds-on approach, and technology. It is important to create plans that meet the studentswhere they are and provide learning opportunities in how the student learns best. Additionally,creating lessons that give students exposure to math in all subjects, while connecting the mathlesson to relevant situations in a student’s life, will allow students to connect applicable mathproblems to their personal background knowledge.Techniques and Activities“The vision for teaching mathematics has also changed. The old idea was thatmathematics was a solitary activity done primarily with worksheets. Now teachers ask studentsto work together to solve interesting problems, puzzles, games, and investigations, using newand emerging technologies.” (Johnson et al., 2018) In my math classroom, you will encounterseveral differentiated activities that speak to all types of learners. As we learned at the beginning
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