Look around! Nature is full of patterns and shapes like the spiral symmetry of a pinecone. True, there are shapes that also appear fragmented or irregular but often there are smaller, self-similar shapes to the larger shape - for example, a tree branch has a similar shape to the larger tree. Mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot defined these "family of shapes" as "fractals" or the "geometry of nature."
Math anxiety is a negative emotion associated with activities such as homework and test taking. Math anxiety is related to poorer grades and testing scores. Oftentimes, students have a full understanding of the math concepts they are working with, and anxiety simply interferes with their ability to solve problems!