Critical Incidents in the Development of Mathematics Anxiety in Grades 4-8Sept. 15, 2010
This session will describe the results of research into triggers for math anxiety in middle level students. You will hear the voices of the students as they relate what works and what doesn't in developing positive dispositions towards mathematics. Students describe teachers' characteristics, instructional strategies, and positive interventions.
Dr. Rhonda BonnstetterChair, Education Department & Associate Professor of Education
Southwest Minnesota State University
Dr. Rhonda Bonnstetter is Associate Professor of Education and chair of the education department at Southwest Minnesota State University. A former high school mathematics teacher, Bonnstetter has built strong bridges with schools and teachers in southwestern Minnesota through an array of workshops and other collaborations sponsored by the Southwest/West Central Service Cooperative and Southwest Minnesota State University. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Minnesota Council for Teacher of Mathematics and is the coordinator for the Southwest MN Math Teachers Association. She is also the Higher Ed representative on the Board of Directors for the Minnesota Rural Education Association.