“Mental Math”: Building Coping and Problem-solving Skills in Math Class



coping, problem-solving, math anxiety, mental health, social and emotional learning, online learning, high school mathematics


Many youth face mental health obstacles to their learning and wellbeing. School, and especially math class, is an overlooked and underutilized arena for students to learn coping and problem-solving skills and apply them to both academic and broader life challenges. A brief online intervention, Mental Math, developed with cognitive-behavioral principles, had high engagement and significant positive effects on academic performance among high school math students. Implications for future implementation are discussed.


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How to Cite

Lower, A., & Whitehead, M. (2024). “Mental Math”: Building Coping and Problem-solving Skills in Math Class. Ohio Journal of School Mathematics, 96(1), 10–23. Retrieved from https://ohiomathjournal.org/index.php/OJSM/article/view/9658




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