University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Physics Education Seminar

Friday, April 26th 2019
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Autumn Brower, University of Minnesota
Subject: How computer coaches impact math anxiety in introductory physics students
PLEASE NOTE THE SEMINAR IS IN ROOM PAN 130 THIS WEEK

Math anxiety is a multidimensional construct that can
manifest at cognitive, affective, behavioral and physiological levels.
With the increased use of technology in our society, there has been an
increased need for more technology in educational settings. This
presentation looks at the role of technology—in the form of online
physics computer coaches—to better understand math anxiety patterns in
introductory physics students. It considers the limitations of the
data collected on the coaches in the context of math anxiety. It also
looks at how math anxiety can be turned into a positive quality
through the use of a model on human performance and how that can be
applied to learning, teaching, and education.

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