Our lab is committed to giving back to our community. We are always interested in learning about new ways in which we can help out! Dr. Maloney frequently gives talks to teachers, students, and parents on math anxiety, stereotype threat, and the role that parents play in children’s math learning. If you would like Dr. Maloney to come and speak at your school or your professional advancement event, then feel free to contact her via e-mail (Erin.Maloney@uOttawa.ca).
- Strength in Numbers - A Graduate Workshop in Number Theory and Related Areas (Queen’s University; Kingston, Ontario)
- Choose Maths - Mathematics, Gender and Mathematics Education (The University of Melbourne; Australia)
- Discussion of math anxiety with parents and staff during Parents Reaching Out night at A. Lorne Cassisy School (Stittsville, Ontario)
- Discussion of math anxiety with teachers and staff at Barrhaven Public School (Ottawa, Ontario)
- Discussion of math anxiety with parents during Math Night at Barrhaven Public School (Ottawa, Ontario)
From time to time, work from our lab is featured in the media. This is an important part of how we mobilize knowledge and help teachers, parents, students, and other researchers learn about the work that we do. Please see the links below for a selection of media coverage of our work.
- Anxiety can make you bad at math - Professor Erin Maloney interviewed by CBC
- Back to school 2015: Parents' math anxiety can pass to kids, psychologists say (CBC)
- Square Root of Kids’ Math Anxiety: Their Parents’ Help (NY Times)
- Adult math anxiety adds up to trouble with basic counting (Globe and Mail)
- Children Catch Math Anxiety From Parents (CBC; Qurks & Quarks)
- "Do The Math" Podcast - Math Anxiety with Dr. Erin Maloney
- STEM Education Has a Math Anxiety Problem (Education Week)
- When teachers have a fear of math, their pupils can absorb the wrong lesson (EducationDive)