Question: Describe your feelings about math, rate your math anxiety, and describe what coping mechanisms might be helpful to you and your classmates.Thank you and Good Luck!
My Answer: I hate math. I have to live with that I guess. Math never has done anything against me personally; it is just that when I need it most, it eludes me or sends me into confusion. I feel anxiety build up as I try to solve a math problem in front of others. I thought of starting a support group for math haters and people who find math an issue, yet I might have to use math to run the group. I hope to laugh off my anxiety and push forward to find out that I can learn math and develop new skills. With these new found skills I hope to develop an unhealthy love for math. I hope to become consumed and totally obsessed with math. I hope to show off my new found skills and teach others how they too can be like me. I hope the teacher of this course is up to such a noble task and will be able to help me accomplish my lofty goals. On the other hand I hope my writing and grammar skills go totally to pot as I take this course. That way there will be a balance in the world and it will not fall apart around me and others.