I ran across this today. Perhaps it should be posted in all math classrooms.

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**Math Student’s Bill of Rights**

**I have the right to:**

Learn at my own pace and not feel stupid if I’m slower than others,

Ask whatever questions I have,

Need extra help,

Ask my teacher for help,

Say I don’t understand,

Not understand,

Feel good about myself regardless of my math abilities,

Not base my self-worth on my math skills,

View myself as capable of learning math,

Evaluate my math teachers and how they teach,

Relax,

Be treated as a competent adult,

Dislike math,

Define success in my own terms.

*Adapted from the Math Anxiety Bill of Rights by Sandra Davis, in Resource Manual for Counselors/Math Instructors: Math Anxiety, Math Avoidance, Reentry Mathematics, ed. by Donaday & Auslander (1980).*

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