Mathematics Anxiety of Pre-Service Primary School Teachers

Year: 1991

Author: McCormick, John, Scott, Deborah

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

The construct "mathematics anxiety" is explored with a sample of first year primary education university students. Self reported measures of anxiety about needing to use mathematics, and anxiety about the prospect of teaching mathematics, are moderately and positively correlated. A scale, appropriate for measuring mathematics anxiety with these students is under development.