Math Phobia, Math Teaching, and the World as Science Center

September 18th, 2004 | RESEARCH

This document was shared in the session “Math Phobia and Science Centers: Some International Perspectives” at the 2004 Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) Conference in San Jose, California. It explores math phobia as a cultural (and specifically English-speaking) phenomenon, using examples from his experiences in France and working with the Tuyuka, an indigenous population in Brazil. He links math phobia to a disconnect between math as a part of everyday life and math as a formal process disconnected from one's experiences.



Team Members

Maurice Bazin, Author, Espago Ciecia Viva


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