Math anxiety. It’s common enough to merit a robust Wikipedia entry and countless journal articles. Culturally, it’s so much more acceptable to admit you’re lousy at math than, say, reading. American students consistently rank behind their peers in other nations when it comes to mathematics. Where does math anxiety come from? And how can we learn to see the beauty in math? Manil Suri--novelist, contributing opinion writer for the New York Times, and UMBC math professor--joins us to share his thoughts.
Go here for a selection of Manil Suri's opinion pieces on math and other subjects in the New York Times.