Effects of participating in an elementary mathematics methods course of pre-service elementary teachers' mathematics anxiety
This study addressed the effect that an elementary mathematics methods course had on pre-service elementary teachers' mathematics anxiety. A post-course survey identified key parts of the mathematics methods course where pre-service teachers' anxiety increased and decreased. Participants in the study were students of the researcher at a liberal arts college in central Minnesota. Results indicated a drop in anxiety levels overall during time spent in the elementary mathematics methods course. Participants indicated the instructors' disposition, the use of manipulatives, cooperative groups, and conversations about mathematics anxiety were all factors in decreasing their overall anxiety about teaching mathematics at the elementary level.
Essler-Petty, Shannon, "Effects of participating in an elementary mathematics methods course of pre-service elementary teachers' mathematics anxiety" (2013). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations. 655.