Djamilah Bondan , Widjajanti (2011) Managing Students’ MathAnxiety Through Humanistic Mathematics Education. PROCEEDINGS International Seminar and the Fourth National Conference on Mathematics Education. ISSN 9789791635370

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Abstract
Prior to the national examination, there are many students and/or their parents often anxious excessively. Especially for math class, students often feel anxious not only at the time of the exam, but also long before the exam. Actually, not all anxiety is bad. Anxiety, within certain limits, can be managed so that it will turn into an intrinsic motivation that can help students perform better. There are several reasons why students have anxiety about math. One of the reasons is an authoritarian teacher. Another reason of anxiety for students to learn mathematics is from the students themselves, such as low selfesteem or lack of confidence. Low selfesteem or lack of confidence can be generated by previous negative experiences when they learned mathematics. There are many studies showing a negative correlation between mathematics anxiety and mathematics learning achievement. The question then is: what can be done by a math teacher to help students manage their anxiety? One possible way, teachers can help students to manage their anxiety by implementing humanistic teaching and learning. This paper will discuss how to manage the anxiety of students in learning mathematics through a humanistic mathematics education. Key words: mathanxiety, humanistic mathematics education.
Item Type:  Article 

Subjects:  Prosiding > KNPM 2011 
Divisions:  Fakultas Matematika dan Ilmu Pengetahuan Alam (FMIPA) > Pendidikan Matematika > Pendidikan Matematika 
Depositing User:  Jurusan Pendidikan Matematika 
Date Deposited:  09 Jul 2012 03:11 
Last Modified:  09 Jul 2012 03:11 
URI:  http://eprints.uny.ac.id/id/eprint/1873 
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