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iFeelMath project

iFeelMath is a 4-year Academy of Finland consortium project between Åbo Akademi University and University of Oulu. We investigate the developmental and situational dynamics of math anxiety and math performance among primary-school students, between Grades 4–6, and develop some interventions for reducing math anxiety.

  • To investigate the ​developmental dynamics between math performance and math anxiety

  • To investigate the situational dynamics between math performance and math anxiety, using also physiological measures (e.g., skin conductance)

  • To develop and test the effectiveness of brief classroom interventions to support students with high math anxiety


Consortium leader: Associate professor Johan Korhonen, Åbo Akademi University, Finland

Co-leader: Professor Riikka Mononen, University of Oulu, Finland

Postdoctoral Researcher: Anna Tapola (PhD), Åbo Akademi University, Finland

Postdoctoral Researcher: Pinja Jylänki (PhD), University of Oulu, Finland


Professor Bert Jonsson, University of Umeå, Sweden

Reader Silke Göbel, York University, UK

Advisory board:

Professor Lars-Erik Malmberg, University of Oxford, UK

Professor Kerry Lee, The Education University of Hong Kong, China


Academy of Finland (09/2022–08/2026)

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