With a little creativity, I took the formula showcased in the linked article and changed it up.

S=(2C-F+E^2)/T

Success is the result of Confidence and Courage without Fear combined with Energy multiplied by Effort over Time.

Here are a couple other excerpts from the article that I found interesting:

“she’ll tell her students: “If you put forth the effort and take time to do the work, your confidence will grow. Your fear of math will disappear. You will be successful.””

“Early math — that great predictor of future success, from getting into college to getting a job. It’s a foreign language that students must become fluent in, a second tongue for navigating in a rapidly changing, high-tech world.” (emphasis added)

 

Teacher has a formula to overcome math anxiety

Teacher has a formula to overcome math anxiety
To help students overcome their fear of math, Mary Johnson, a former Washington, D.C., math teacher and tutor, says she focuses on students’ “state of mind” and presents them with a formula that focuses on efforts to build confidence. Johnson says educators must not make assumptions about student abilities and should focus on teaching the basics.
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