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Many students say they have math anxiety. Math anxiety is a feeling of intense frustration or helplessness about one’s ability to do math.  There are many factors that can affect a person’s attitude about math and some of them are erroneous ideas or misconceptions.  Many authors have addressed some math myths that are commonly accepted by the general public. 

Math Myth #1: Aptitude for math is inborn. 

Math Myth #2: To be good at math you have to be good at calculating. 

Math Myth #3:  Math requires logic, not creativity 

Math Myth #4:  In math, what’s important is getting the right answers. 

Math Myth #5:  Men are naturally better than women at mathematical thinking.