I may be showing my ignorance in public, but I thought an anxiety as a psychological problem can be treated and there are many strategies that can minimize the symptoms of anxiety attacks. I tend to think it IS a medical problem.
I also think that people with math anxiety does not necessarily have learning problems. I do not favor classifying math anxiety as a type of LD and giving students excuse not to study math.
Tad Watanabe Towson University Towson, Maryland
On Thu, 18 Sep 1997, Judy Roitman wrote:
> > It's the notion of treatment that bothers me --- the medical model. The > math anxiety business has become just that, a business, and I'm deeply > skeptical. I'd rather see the same energy going to good tutoring, smaller > classes, and more serious help for kids who have real (i.e., LD-type > processing or organizational) problems. > >