Math Survival Guide: Dealing with Math Anxiety 04
"Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them.
| You can make the same decision when you’re taking math tests. I know|
that this may not seem like an easy thing for you to do, so I’ve got some
relaxation exercises you can do that will help. Just like anything else, learning
to be calm will take practice. The more you do these, the better you’ll get!
The most important thing for you to realize is that there IS something you can
do to reduce your math anxiety.
For some of the exercises, you’ll want to take a nice twenty minute stress
vacation, while others are quick things that you can do right before a test or
anytime that you just want to calm down a bit.
relaxation and the second is for future success.
Visualization for Relaxation
Visualization for relaxation can be a quick thing that you do in your
classroom right before a test or the night before the test or while you're
waiting in line somewhere or while you're sitting in a traffic jam. It can also be
done in a longer session, like meditation. When this is the case, you’ll want to
sit or lie in a quiet place.
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