# Mature age pre-service teachers' mathematics anxiety and factors impacting on university retention

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Wilson, Sue. (2013). Mature age pre-service teachers' mathematics anxiety and factors impacting on university retention. In V Steinle, L Ball and C Bardini (Ed.).

*Mathematics Education: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (MERGA36).*Australia: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. pp. 666 - 673

Authors | Wilson, Sue |
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Abstract | The ability of primary (elementary) pre-service teachers to engage effectively in mathematics units in a rigorous program is vital to producing citizens who are able to use mathematics effectively in their lives. Mathematics anxiety affects pre-service primary teachersâ€™ engagement with and future teaching of mathematics. The study measured the range of mathematics anxiety in two hundred and nineteen pre-service teachers starting a teacher education course in an Australian university. They completed the Revised Mathematics Anxiety Scale (RMARS) and a set of demographic questions. Age differences in anxiety were found to be significant, and this has implications for university retention of mature age pre-service primary teachers. |

Year | 2013 |

Publisher | Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia |

Web address (URL) | http://www.merga.net.au/documents/Wilson_MERGA36-2013_.pdf |

Open access | Open access |

Publisher's version | |

Journal citation | 1, pp. 666 - 673 |

Page range | 666 - 673 |

Research Group | School of Education |

Place of publication | Australia |

Editors | V Steinle, L Ball and C Bardini |

https://acuresearchbank.acu.edu.au/item/898y6/mature-age-pre-service-teachers-mathematics-anxiety-and-factors-impacting-on-university-retention

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