Posts tagged with: gender-in-education

Gender, Culture, and Mathematics Performance: Disparity Not Innate Ability to Blame

"If you provide females with more educational opportunities and more job opportunities in fields that require advanced knowledge of math, you're going to find more women learning and performing very well in mathematics," says Professor Mertz of UW-Madison, co-author of a recent study that concluded that gender disparity and sociocultural factors impact the STEM landscape worldwide. more

How Dads Influence Their Daughters’ Interest In Math

sciencedaily.com — "Fathers' gender stereotypes are very important in supporting—or in undermining—daughters' choices to pursue training in math and science." This 2007 article from Science Daily underscores the importance of the father's role in the degree of interest his daughter(s) develop in math. more

Psyched Out By Stereotypes: Research Suggests Thinking About The Positive

sciencedaily.com — Coincidentally, this reinforces a view expressed in a SmartBean article earlier today, about the negative effect of myths and stereotypes on girls’ interest and ability in math in middle... more

Math Doesn’t Suck: How to Survive Middle School Math Without Losing Your Mind or Breaking a Nail

 by Danica McKellar
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Read this SmartBean article on the STEM gender gap and watch an interview with TV actress-turned-author Danica McKellar as she describes her efforts to deal with this issue. Also... more

Kiss My Math: Showing Pre-Algebra Who’s Boss

 by Danica McKellar
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Read this SmartBean article on the STEM gender gap and watch an interview with TV actress-turned-author Danica McKellar as she describes her efforts to deal with this issue. more

Girls & Math: Shattering the Stereotype

Video (High School) — There are several initiatives underway devoted to promoting an interest in STEM among girls in the US. Actress Danica McKellar, now also a Math author and education activist for girls is doing her bit. Her books are a hit with girls in middle school! more

School Programs Keep Students on the Move

This should come as good news for parents, especially those who have boys (or girls, for that matter) who just cannot seem to sit still. It turns out that allowing... more

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