A CURRENT STUDY ON GRADE/AGE AND GENDER-RELATED CHANGE IN MATH ANXIETY

Emrullah Erdem

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The purpose of this study is to reveal how math anxiety changes according to the variables of grade/age and gender. The study was carried out with a total of 1247 individuals consisting of 10 different grades from 3rd-grade to 12th-grade students studying in schools selected from different socio-economic environments in a province of Turkey. The Math Anxiety Scale (MAS) was used as a data collection tool. As a result of the analysis, evidence was found that math anxiety is significantly higher in female students than male students. It was also determined that math anxiety was classified in ascending order for the 5th, 3rd, 6th, 4th, 8th, 11th, 12th, 7th, 9th, 10th graders, respectively. Another result is that participants’ math anxiety averages were less in comparison with the previous research results. Based on this important result, it can be said that math anxiety is decreasing over the years as a result of the constructivist education.

 

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math anxiety, grade/age, gender, 3rd- through 12th-grade students

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