Fear of X’s and Y’s, and how long it will take to row a boat cross country to meet your friend Jane. Math anxiety is very common. Some people are said to be afraid of math before even attempting to solve the problem. Some may have had bad math experiences in grade school, or middle school, and never learned how to tackle it. Sometimes conquering math anxiety requires some pro-active steps like getting a tutor, or buying tools to help you learn better. Math anxiety can be conquered, just take those extra steps to help cure you of your anxiety.