Math Trauma: It's A Real Thing, Says UO Prof
The old JPR studios were located next to a classroom that hosted many a math class. Some of our former co-workers avoided the area when class was in session; math made them nervous.
It's really a thing, says Jennifer Ruef at the University of Oregon. She teaches Education Studies, and says "math trauma" from past learning experiences really happens. Dr. Ruef talks about her research into who are and are not "math people."