In my classroom, I find that a lot of a student’s grade is determined on their attitude about math in general. If they are anxious and nervous the minute they walk through the door then usually they close their mind to the possibility of them learning math. Many students shut their brain down and feel defeated before even walking through the door. It is my job, as their teacher to overcome this feeling. I will admit that it isn’t the easiest task to accomplish. It is probably my toughest job as a math teacher. What kind of math student were you? What did you think about math when you walked in the classroom door?