Antidote to Math Anxiety
Stress can impair the functioning of the brain’s prefrontal cortex, leading to difficulty understanding and integrating abstract concepts. Stress is often the root of “math anxiety” felt by many students entering our basic developmental mathematics courses such as Elementary Algebra and Intermediate Algebra, and our general education courses in mathematics.
The deep rest of Transcendental Meditation has been found to relieve even deeply rooted stress and thereby produce a calmer, clearer mind with which to tackle mathematics. Students entering these basic courses often come away having enjoyed mathematics for the first time.
Even students entering the BS in Mathematics who have always loved mathematics find their focus is sharper and their mind is clearer.