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The more I talk to people about math, the more I realize this on simple fact: Math ability hinges on confidence. If you think you can do it, you can. And even though I don’t know you at all, I know for sure that you can do math. Promise. Check out the video for details.

Have you subbed to my YouTube channel: mathforgrownups? There are lots more videos there.  Also, I hope you’ll share this video on Twitter, using #icandomath and post it on your Facebook page. Share the Math for Grownups love!

As always, I’d love to hear what you think. Ask your questions or share your feedback in the comments section. Do you think you can do math? If not, what’s keeping you from feeling self-confident? Tell us!

Math is black-and-white, all about right and wrong answers. Right? Well, not really. In fact, math is a lot more like writing than hitting on the correct answers. Turns out, focusing on the concepts might just help you learn to like math a little more! Check out the video for details.

Have you subbed to my YouTube channel: mathforgrownups? There are lots more videos there.  Also, I hope you’ll share this video on Twitter, using #norightanswers and post it on your Facebook page. Share the Math for Grownups love!

As always, I’d love to hear what you think. Ask your questions or share your feedback in the comments section. Were you surprised by anything in the video? What do you think about math being a competition? Tell us!

If you’ve ever been stuck in a grocery store wondering if you have enough cash in your pocket to cover what you need, you’re probably pretty familiar with the power of estimation. In this video, I show you how to estimate and why it’s such a big deal.

Have you subbed to my YouTube channel: mathforgrownups? There are lots more videos there.  Also, I hope you’ll share this video on Twitter, using #powerinestimation and post it on your Facebook page. Share the Math for Grownups love!

As always, I’d love to hear what you think. Ask your questions or share your feedback in the comments section. Were you surprised by anything in the video? How do you use estimation in your everyday life? Tell us!

Oh, the math competitions! From speed math to scrambling to get the correct answer, competing with math can be a very bad idea. In this video, I talk about when competition and math are a bad mix. Take a look!

Have you subbed to my YouTube channel: mathforgrownups? There are lots more videos there.  Also, I hope you’ll share this video on Twitter, using #slowmath and post it on your Facebook page. Share the Math for Grownups love!

As always, I’d love to hear what you think. Ask your questions or share your feedback in the comments section. Were you surprised by anything in the video? What do you think about math being a competition? Tell us!

If your hands get sweaty, heart starts to race and your brain shuts down at the thought of doing math, you might have math anxiety. This is a very real condition with very real consequences — from making more mistakes to avoiding math altogether.

But there’s really great news. You can get over math anxiety. And, if you have kids, you can help them avoid getting it in the first place. This video shares a few tips. And if you want more, sign up for my free resource, Multiply Your Math Moxie: A Painless Guide to Overcoming Math Anxiety. Check out the yellow box to the right!

More videos are coming, so please subscribe to my YouTube channel: mathforgrownups.  Also, I hope you’ll share this video on Twitter, using #mathanxiety and post it on your Facebook page. Share the Math for Grownups love!

As always, I’d love to hear what you think. Ask your questions or share your feedback in the comments section. Were you surprised by anything in the video? Do you have your own stories to share about your or your kids’ math anxiety? Share in the comments section!

By now, most of us know that girls have great math skills. Still, there are some folks out there who are holding on to the bias that boys naturally have better math abilities than girls.

In my latest Math Manifesto video, I go through some of the recent research on gender and math. It’s good news for girls and boys!

More videos are coming, so please subscribe to my YouTube channel: mathforgrownups.  Also, I hope you’ll share this video on Twitter, using #mathgirls and post it on your Facebook page. Share the Math for Grownups love!

As always, I’d love to hear what you think. Ask your questions or share your feedback in the comments section. After watching the video, are you convinced — as I am — that both girls and boys have math brains? Why or why not? And to all of you grownup girls, how has your gender affected your affected your math learning and doing? Did you ever buy in to the idea that you could not do math as well as your brothers, father, husband or male classmates? I would love to hear your stories!

Think you don’t need math? Think again! Math is everywhere, and much of the time you might not even realize that you’re doing it.

If you remember wondering when you’d ever use math as a grownup, click on my next Math Manifesto video above.

And don’t miss out on other videos, including: Everyone Has a Math Gene.

More videos are coming, so please subscribe to my YouTube channel: mathforgrownups.  Also, I hope you’ll share this video on Twitter, using #idomath and post it on your Facebook page. Share the Math for Grownups love!

As always, I’d love to hear what you think. Ask your questions or share your feedback in the comments section. After watching the video, are you convinced — as I am — that you do math every day? Why or why not?

So where have I been this week? Makin’ video, y’all! I had lots to learn, but I’m tickled to share my first Math Manifesto video: Everyone has a math gene.

If you’ve heard yourself saying, “I’m no good at math; I don’t have a math gene,” this video is for you. In it I talk about all of the current research and understanding of how our brains were born to do math. Take a look!

You may have noticed that I changed this line of my manifesto. Originally I believed that there is no such thing as a math gene, but after doing some reading I’ve come to a different conclusion. We all have the math gene.

More videos are coming, so please subscribe to my YouTube channel: mathforgrownups.  Also, I hope you’ll share this video on Twitter, using #mathgene and post it on your Facebook page. Share the Math for Grownups love!

As always, I’d love to hear what you think. Ask your questions or share your feedback in the comments section. (Yes, I already know that I say “So…” and “But…” too often. *smile*) After watching the video, are you convinced — as I am — that you have the math gene? Why or why not?