August 20 Day 530: Affirmations in Focus

I admit, I was grumpy and feeling down yesterday. But I bounced back after seeing the newest issue of MAA Focus released online. The President’s message that I wrote was about using affirmations to help students address mathematical anxiety, especially associated with assessments. Reading it again, helped relieve my own anxiety of the moment. Even the initial reflection:

While intended to help students, many of the affirmations are appropriate for this crazy, uncertain moment in time. So of course I want to share it with you.

Use the link above to read the article and you are welcome to use the Mathematical Affirmation Deck to ease your own or your students’ anxieties.

Published by Jenny Quinn

Mathematician. Mother. Wife. Leader. I am a professor of mathematics at the University of Washington Tacoma. Mother of Anson and Zachary. Wife to Mark. President of the Mathematical Association of America.

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