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Mathaphobia is a severe fear in the reptilian brain that shuts down the frontal brain lobes problem-solving abilities. When someone faces mathaphobia, his or her brain halts all logical processing. Within mathaphobia’s symptoms, the student experiences physical and emotional effects: faster heart beats, sweaty palms, and even a feeling of constant comprehension failure.

Mathaphobia can cause as much difficulty as a learning disability if not treated. When a student experiences severe emotional situations, the first place the trauma is seen is within his or her math performance. And if the root cause is not removed, the mathaphobia prevents the brain from reshaping for future science, technology, engineering and mathematics education.


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Episode 21:
Overcome Your Fear of Math (Mathaphobia)

Season 2 Air Date: October 26, 2016 on KPC Radio

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How do you feel withn asked to find 15% of 200? Struggle with Math? Scared of failing Math tests? Need to encourage a student? If “yes,” you (or a loved one) may be suffering from mathaphobia, a severe fear that shuts down the brain’s problem-solving abilities rendering someone unable to perform math problems. Nine out of ten people in the United States struggle with mathaphobia, and the people affected have age spans ranging from 8 to 80. If the fear is not removed, it can halt brain processing necessary for STEM ( Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematical) education, and can hinder logical problem-solving in daily life. In this episode, Olympia LePoint shares the process to remove the fear by knowing the type of mathaphobia someone has, identifies the 3-step to reprogram the brain, and provides action steps to regain math literacy. Within the book, Mathaphobia®, parents , students and teachers gain answers on how to help students before it is too late.

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Despite being an award-winning rocket scientist, Olympia LePoint failed algebra, geometry, calculus and chemistry. Had it not been for a math teacher and a college math tutoring employer, Olympia LePoint would never have found the key steps to overcome her fear of math allowing her to enter rocket science. Today she helps people also overcome their math fears.

Mathaphobia®: How You Can Overcome Your Math Fears and Become a Rocket Scientist is an empowering, thought-provoking, self-help book exposing the emotional struggles individuals face, while learning to read and use math. Using her own challenges and educational triumph as a backdrop, Olympia LePoint discovers the crippling learning disability Mathaphobia®, and does a superior examination into the reasoning behind math fear, through the exploration of distinct Mathaphobia® personalities. Visit Mathaphobia.com for more information.

With a uniquely innovative three-step strategy, Olympia LePoint shares the method to eliminate math fear for good. The award-winning rocket scientist also offers excellent self-help tools and leadership strategies in creating successful learning habits. As a supplemental education resource guide to create math and real-life solutions, this manual helps adults and pre-college students to ace math – all without doing more math problems!

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