No single subject seems to induce as much fear in school children as mathematics can. I loved math in elementary school but by eight grade’s accelerated algebra 1, I dreaded the class, the homework, and the tears and frustration that became an almost nightly-ritual. And I’ve watched in empathy as my stepdaughter has had the same experiences.
Danica McKellar, actress, author, mathematician and education advocate, who wrote Math Doesn’t Suck, Kiss My Math, Hot X: Algebra Exposed and Girls Get Curves: Geometry Takes Shape said, “My main concern with the condition of mathematics in high school is that there’s a lot of fear involved!
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