This course is designed to help math-anxious students evaluate the causes of math anxiety, to develop interventions to reduce math fear, to review math skills and to explore a variety of mathematical concepts.

5. Placement Tests Required:

6. Prerequisite Courses:

CCST 1560 - Math without Fear

There are no prerequisites for this course.

9. Co-requisite Courses:

CCST 1560 - Math without Fear

There are no corequisites for this course.

II. Transfer and Articulation

III. Course Purpose

Other - If this course is not required in a program or is not part of the MN Transfer Curriculum, it may be used for the purpose(s) listed below:

Liberal Arts Elective

Non-Transferrable General Education Course

Technical Elective

IV. Learning Outcomes

1. College-Wide Outcomes

College-Wide Outcomes/Competencies

Students will be able to:

Assess alternative solutions to a problem

Evaluate past negative math experiences and use positive techniques to eliminate unsuccessful math reactions.

Work as a team member to achieve shared goals

Experience math as fun, challenging and as a cooperative group activity.

2. Course Specific Outcomes - Students will be able to achieve the following measurable goals upon completion of
the course:

Expected Outcome

MnTC Goal Area

Reduce math anxiety and gain confidence in their mathematical abilities.

Evaluate past negative math experiences and use positive techniques to eliminate unsuccessful math reactions.

Develop patience and self-motivation to solve math problems.

See mathematical concepts as useful, accessible, and relevant to daily life.

Experience math as fun, challenging and as a cooperative group activity.

Consider, choose, and prepare for careers requiring math and science.

Demonstrate math skills and be prepared for transition to regular math classes.

V. Topical Outline

Listed below are major areas of content typically covered in this course.

1. Lecture Sessions

1. Debunking myths about math anxiety.

Who suffers from math anxiety?

What are the results of math anxiety?

Math anxiety and the women's movement.

What are the causes of math anxiety?

How is math anxiety reduced?

2. Math anxiety is learned.

Who's in control?

How do we learn?

What is excellent teaching?

3. Mathematics learning strategies.

Acquiring information.

Supportive environment.

Active learning strategies.

Monitoring comprehension.

4. Calming math fears.

Methods to reduce anxiety.

Benson relaxation response.

Strategies for taking math tests

5. Logic Problems.

Language only.

Language and numbers.

Numbers only.

6. Special relations development.

Memory of shapes.

Figure completion.

Rotation.

Cut-out forms.

7. Word problems.

Key words.

Pictures and diagrams.

Number sentences.

8. Mathematical concepts and skills.

Whole number secrets.

Fraction fun.

Decimal success.

Perfect percent.

Pleasant proportions.

Functions.

9. Computers and Special Topics.

I. General Information

1. Course Title:
Math without Fear

2. Course Prefix & Number:
CCST 1560

3. Course Credits and Contact Hours:

Credits: 2

Lecture Hours: 2

Lab Hours: 2

4. Course Description:

This course is designed to help math-anxious students evaluate the causes of math anxiety, to develop interventions to reduce math fear, to review math skills and to explore a variety of mathematical concepts.

5. Placement Tests Required:

6. Prerequisite Courses:

CCST 1560 - Math without Fear

There are no prerequisites for this course.

9. Co-requisite Courses:

CCST 1560 - Math without Fear

There are no corequisites for this course.

II. Transfer and Articulation

III. Course Purpose

3. Other - If this course does NOT meet criteria for #1 or #2 above, it may be used for the purpose(s) selected below:

Liberal Arts Elective

Non-Transferrable General Education Course

Technical Elective

IV. Learning Outcomes

1. College-Wide Outcomes

College-Wide Outcomes/Competencies

Students will be able to:

Work as a team member to achieve shared goals

Experience math as fun, challenging and as a cooperative group activity.

2. Course Specific Outcomes - Students will be able to achieve the following measurable goals upon completion of
the course:

Expected Outcome

MnTC Goal Area

Reduce math anxiety and gain confidence in their mathematical abilities.

Evaluate past negative math experiences and use positive techniques to eliminate unsuccessful math reactions.

Develop patience and self-motivation to solve math problems.

See mathematical concepts as useful, accessible, and relevant to daily life.

Experience math as fun, challenging and as a cooperative group activity.

Consider, choose, and prepare for careers requiring math and science.

Demonstrate math skills and be prepared for transition to regular math classes.

V. Topical Outline

Listed below are major areas of content typically covered in this course.