Research shows that math anxiety can start as early as first grade, but parents and teachers can help by being careful not to relay any of their own fears or insecurities about math to children, educators Rose K. Vukovic and Rachel R. Harari write in this blog post. When students show signs of math anxiety -- including sweaty palms or racing heart -- they should be taught relaxation techniques and other steps aimed to reduce their worries, they write.

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