Expressive Writing Intervention Effects on Math Anxiety and Math Performance

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 1,4
  • Skill Level: Introduction
  • Session 5: Promoting Academic Success

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. gain knowledge on the expressive writing intervention and its effectiveness for helping students who exhibit math anxiety.
  2. add another math intervention to their toolkit that can be easily implemented themselves as well as through a consultative model.
  3. gain knowledge on how math anxiety impacts a student’s academic performance.


This session will discuss math anxiety and the impact it has on the academic performance of students in their schools. This proposal examines the implementation and outcomes of the use of an expressive writing intervention to help students minimize the impact of math anxiety and therefore find more success in math performance. Attendees will learn about the expressive writing intervention’s ease of implementation and add another math intervention to their toolkit.



Josephine R. Svoboda, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Lisa Kelly-Vance, University of Nebraska at Omaha


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