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Maths Anxiety

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Started: 9/4/2015 Category: Education
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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corkbed

Con

Math Anxiety is the so called label people have when they aren't able to do math and want to avoid looking stupid. It is yet another label to describe a condition that doesn't really exist and has only become popular recently by people who want get out of doing math.
asi14

Pro

It isn't "math anxiety", it's called "not being good at math", and that's for good reason. You see, not everyone's good at math. Thus, people who look at math and cringe don't necessarily want to get out of doing math because they're lazy, it's because they can't math.
Debate Round No. 1
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Con

Ok, so some people are good at math and some people aren't. But this so called 'math anxiety' is just a label they can use like a disabled badge in a parking lot. I say apply yourself in math class or with a tutor and don't shirk using the logical side of your brain. Build it up like a muscle group with exercises and drills. We all have anxieties when we think about stuff for too long and don't just get on with it!
asi14

Pro

Just because someone's bad at math doesn't mean they shirk at it. I know plenty of people who aren't Einstiens yet try their best in math. It's called not giving up.

Second, simply applying yourself in math class doesn't solve. It's not the student, it's the class. According to PBS, there is substantial amount of our schools in crisis, with critically low budgets, bad teachers, etc. (http://www.pbs.org...) Just because a teacher's bad doesn't mean we should call the students lazy idiots for being able to do math. Ultimately, the only way to solve for this math deficit is by fixing the broken eduation system we have, something the pro doesn't do.

Even if we get anxiety from thinking of stuff for too long, that doesn't mean we won't do it. Take real-world debate for example. I have known bad debaters who have been forced to debate other debaters, debaters who are certain to win the Tournament of Champions (it's the Super Bowl of high school debate). Did those bad debaters forfeit? No! They got crushed, but they didn't give up. Another way to solve this problem is to solve the chronic problem of our population that is giving up.
Debate Round No. 2
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Con

corkbed forfeited this round.
asi14

Pro

forfeiture, vote con
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Stensson 2 years ago
Stensson
Ability to learn scientific subjects such as maths is based on IQ. People with a lower IQ have a harder time doing so.
Posted by asi14 2 years ago
asi14
shut up. please.
Posted by vi_spex 2 years ago
vi_spex
belief=not able to learn math, because i am lying to myself

belief is fear and doubt

thinking i cant be wrong means i cant learn, but of course, there is no point in learning if i already know
Posted by vi_spex 2 years ago
vi_spex
language is math
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