Math = Males. This sexist notion has been the tradition to many. This tells us that while female students excel in English subjects, male students dominates the math world. No matter on what angle we look at it, and considering the present scenario, this myth is no longer applicable as female students have already proven their worth in math-related subjects.
Math anxiety, is a real problem that has long pestered the minds of the students. And with the addition of being compared to math “geniuses,” a form a social anxiety; this further complicates the problem. That is why it is always wiser to overcome it first, before trying any other “math-promoting” formula, to tame the mind and get rid of myths that will not help us in overcoming the math phobia. As what they always say, all of those mathematical myths – are “all in the mind.”