Millions of students around the world are terrified of math. They do whatever they can to avoid numbers and math problems as if they were the disease. Mathematics anxiety can be found at any math level from fundamental of math through calculus and beyond. At Qatar University there are hundreds of students each semester who fear math and suffering from math anxiety. In fact, they avoid taking math as long as possible, and when given the choice, they select majors requiring little or no math. Around twenty math-anxious students half-male and half female are selected to write their math autobiography and look at their math anxieties history to get some insight into the roots of their problems and identify the factors that influenced them.

In this paper, the authors investigated and analyzed the causes of their students’ math anxieties then presented some practical and effective methods of treatment for helping these students control and overcome math fear and anxieties. Most of the students’ math autobiography revealed that their math anxieties began as far back as they can remember. The paper referred to negative past experiences, overstepping parents, and boring teaching methods as the main common causes of students’ anxieties. Moreover, suggests positive feedback, one -on-one tutoring, relaxing and using quiet room when studying and motivating students are the best ways to help students at Qatar University overcome math anxiety. In addition, a road map for enhancing students’ learning style is presented in details for helping students to reduce their math fear. Finally, conclusions and recommendations are presented.