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2011-07-14 09:30:00

DALLAS, July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For a lot of students, no class conjures up feelings of anxiety more than math class. Sometimes just walking into a math classroom is enough to cause distress. Math anxious kids aren't always just 'stressed out' or dislike math; many feel they are unable to succeed in mathematics. They may have struggled in the past and are convinced they'll always have trouble. Signs of math anxiety "Math anxiety is a self-fulfilling prophecy," says Holly Larsson, a...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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