Math 0405 - Study Skills: Math Anxiety

This is an information sheet only, not the course syllabus.


Basic course designed for students who want to reduce or manage math anxiety. Students examine underlying issues that contribute to math anxiety; discuss various learning styles; assess own learning style; learn ways to accommodate an instructor's teaching style; and learn strategies and techniques to effectively cope with math anxiety. This course may be taken three times for credit.. This course can only be taken on a pass/fail basis. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor is required. (1 lecture hour)


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Supplemental Video: College Success Skills: Sweating Out Test Anxiety


Weekly appointment is required.


This course is graded on a pass/fail (S/F) basis. A passing grade will be given if the student attends weekly appointments with a math instructor and completes required textbook assignments. A commitment to study 2-4 hours per week is required to complete assigned work.


Session 1     Defining Math Anxiety, Its Origins and Causes
Chapter 10, (B)

Session 2     Chapter 1: 1.1-1.8 A New Beginning

Session 3     Chapter 1: 1.9

Session 4     Chapter 2: 2.1, 2.2 Study Skills

Session 5     Chapter 3: 3.1-3.3Think About Your Thinking

Session 6     Chapter 7(B)

Session 7     Chapter 4: 4.1-4.4Zero in on Your Beliefs

Session 8     Chapter 5 (C), Chapter 6 (C)

Session 9     Chapter 5: 5.1-5.2Your Positive Reactions

Session 10   Chapter 6: 6.1Testing and Troubleshooting

Session 11   Video & Handouts

Session 12   Chapter 7: 7.1

Session 13   Chapter 7: 7.2-7.3

Session 14   Chapter 7: 7.4-7.5

Session 15   A Look Ahead


Contact Information

Flexible Learning
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 2102
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Phone:(630) 942-2131
Fax: (630) 942-3749