# Female teachers’ math anxiety affects girls’ math achievement

@article{Beilock2010FemaleTM, title={Female teachers’ math anxiety affects girls’ math achievement}, author={Sian L. Beilock and Elizabeth A Gunderson and Gerardo Ramirez and Susan C. Levine}, journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America}, year={2010}, volume={107}, pages={1860 - 1863} }

People’s fear and anxiety about doing math—over and above actual math ability—can be an impediment to their math achievement. We show that when the math-anxious individuals are female elementary school teachers, their math anxiety carries negative consequences for the math achievement of their female students. Early elementary school teachers in the United States are almost exclusively female (>90%), and we provide evidence that these female teachers’ anxieties relate to girls’ math achievement… Expand

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