PUBlic Professor Series talk delves into the scary world of mathematics and how to conquer math anxiety

Math anxiety forms at an early age and often follows us into adulthood — but math isn't going anywhere, and we use it to varied degrees throughout our entire lives. So, how do we cope with the associated anxiety?

Dr. Habiba Kadiri seeks to ease your mathematical fears.

On Thursday, January 26, University of Lethbridge mathematics professor, Dr. Habiba Kadiri, will present Resilience in Mathematics as part of the PUBlic Professor Series. The free event runs from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Sandman Signature Lethbridge Lodge and is open to the public. 

Solving a mathematical problem is a hurdle one encounters starting in elementary school. Attached to this is a unique educational issue known as math anxiety. Resilience and persistence are essential skills in research, and particularly in mathematics where problems can remain open for generations. In this talk, Kadiri will address the lifelong endeavour to tackle problems, both mathematical and societal, and find resources to overcome these issues.

Habiba Kadiri is a French-born mathematician working in the field of number theory. She has been a ULethbridge faculty member since 2007. Before moving to Lethbridge, Kadiri was a postdoctoral fellow in Montreal, where she was a member of Andrew Granville’s (CRC I, FRSC) dynamic research group. Kadiri received her BSc and MSc from Université de Bordeaux. She received her PhD from Université de Lille in 2002.