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Anxiety, Australia, Mathematics achievement, Mathematics anxiety, Mathematics, Mathematics education, Mathematics teaching, Numeracy, Primary education, Students


This monograph is accompanied by Mathematics anxiety: Supplementary materials, both published in the Teaching of Mathematics series.


This Mathematics Monograph is focussed on helping teachers and school leaders gain a better understanding of: How mathematics anxiety negatively impacts learning and teaching; the symptoms, causes and companions of mathematics anxiety; the difference between reducing mathematics anxiety directly and indirectly; and strategies that can identify and address mathematics anxiety in students and teachers. The Monograph is intended to present information for reflecting and planning how mathematics anxiety can be reduced and regulated in classrooms and in the school community.

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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Melbourne, Victoria


Department of Education and Training