Elementary pre-service teachersâ€™ mathematics anxiety and mathematics teaching anxiety. (English)

Int. J. Math. Teach. Learn. 2014, 10 p., electronic only (2014).

Summary: The present study examined the structure of elementary pre-service teachersâ€™ mathematics anxiety and mathematics teaching anxiety by asking whether the two systems of anxiety are related. The Turkish Mathematics Anxiety Rating Scale Short Version and the Mathematics Teaching Anxiety Scale were administered to 260 elementary pre-service teachers. Results of the study revealed that overall pre-service teachersâ€™ had a low-level of mathematics anxiety and mathematics teaching anxiety. Mathematics anxiety had a statistically significant effect on mathematics teaching anxiety. Thus, the significant relationship between mathematics anxiety and mathematics teaching anxiety should be acknowledged by mathematics teacher educators.