## Implementation Strategies

Estimated time to complete: 5-7 hours

Upon completion, you will receive an **Advanced Level** certificate of completion.

Build your knowledge, skills, and understanding in ways to build students’ confidence and interest in math through positive messages and experiences that short-circuit math anxiety. Tag along as the Mathbusters League responds to math-related distress calls from students, families, and program staff throughout Can-Do Heights. Learn to draw on your own life experiences in using math for hobbies, personal goals, and everyday tasks like comparison shopping.

After you complete this section, you’ll be able to

- Describe math anxiety, its negative effects on learning, and ways to reduce it.
- Plan ways to increase students’ math confidence and competence through enrichment activities, homework help, and tutoring.
- Identify strategies, partnerships, and resources to help students develop a growth mindset.

## Coaching My Staff

Estimated time to complete: 1 hour

Upon completion, you will receive a **Leadership Level** certificate of completion.

Build your staff’s mathbusting confidence and know-how. After completing this section of the course, you’ll be able to

- Train and support your staff to recognize and respond appropriately to math anxiety.
- Prepare your staff to use the “Mathbuster MUSTs” (messages, understanding, skills, and thrills) to reduce math anxiety and build students’ confidence in their ability to learn math.
- Select Y4Y “Mathbuster” trainings that meet your staff’s needs.

## Tools

Ready-to-use tools with this course include a math anxiety self-assessment, research brief, planning checklist, Math Without Fear booklist, handout for families, Mathbusters Handbook (an idea-packed resource and reference tool for staff, math tutors, and homework helpers), and more.

## Learn More Library

Visit the Learn More Library for links to videos and online resources to help you integrate math games, activities, and real-world learning into program activities; expand your knowledge of math terms, concepts, and grade-level standards; and nurture a can-do attitude among students (and staff) with math anxiety.