Math anxiety is experienced by students across disciplines and is believed to have reduced students’ career options, particularly in science and technology. Many factors contribute to this malady. Instructors, with their responsibilities and resources, should strive to exert a positive impact on their students in building math confidence in classroom teaching. The purpose of this study focused on whether positive reinforcement enhanced students’ ability to deal with math and math-related problem solving skills. Using Microsoft Excel as a tool, students were encouraged to build their math confidence by working on application exercises designed to be meaningful and practical. Implications of this study included incorporating teaching and learning strategies in curriculum to achieve the desired goal in helping students build math confidence.