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Why do people get so anxious about math? - Orly Rubinsten

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Have you ever sat down to take a math test and immediately felt your heart beat faster and your palms start to sweat? This is called math anxiety, and if it happens to you, you’re not alone: Researchers think about 20 percent of the population suffers from it. So what’s going on? And can it be fixed? Orly Rubinsten explores the current research and suggests ways to increase math performance.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Orly Rubinsten
  • Director Jelena Oroz
  • Script Editor Eleanor Nelsen
  • Art Director Jelena Oroz
  • Animator Ira Bulić
  • Producer Draško Ivezić
  • Associate Producer Jessica Ruby
  • Content Producer Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Narrator Pen-Pen Chen

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