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Gender equity: Doing the math

January 24, 2012

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As boys and girls become more equal in math skills, everyone benefits. By Rosalind Barnett and Caryl RiversJanuary 24, 2012 Teacher Maria Duarte goes over fractions and division with her fourth grade math class at Los Angeles Elementary School. (Los Angeles Times / June 17, 2011) Do boys lose out when girls start to do […]

Debunking Myths about Gender and Mathematics Performance

January 4, 2012

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By Jonathan M. Kane and Janet E. Mertz Go to http://www.ams.org/notices/201201/rtx120100010p.pdf

Debunking Myths about Gender and Mathematics Performance

January 4, 2012

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By Jonathan M. Kane and Janet E. Mertz Go to http://www.ams.org/notices/201201/rtx120100010p.pdf

Major New Study Examines Explanations for Math "Gender Gap"

January 4, 2012

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Mon, 01/02/2012 “I’m too pretty to do math”: This year, a T-shirt carrying that slogan was marketed to young girls. After outraged objections, the shirt was pulled from stores, but is still available for sale on the internet—and its familiar message continues to echo: It’s boys, not girls, who excel in math. Was the outrage […]

Major New Study Examines Explanations for Math "Gender Gap"

January 4, 2012

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Mon, 01/02/2012 “I’m too pretty to do math”: This year, a T-shirt carrying that slogan was marketed to young girls. After outraged objections, the shirt was pulled from stores, but is still available for sale on the internet—and its familiar message continues to echo: It’s boys, not girls, who excel in math. Was the outrage […]

The Math Gender Gap: Nurture Trumps Nature

August 30, 2011

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By Maia Szalavitz Tuesday, August 30, 2011 Getty Images Rural India might not seem a likely place to study the roots of gender differences in math performance. But a new study of two tribes living in the northeast of the country offers intriguing evidence that biology alone does not determine women’s math aptitude (or lack […]

The Math Gender Gap: Nurture Trumps Nature

August 30, 2011

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By Maia Szalavitz Tuesday, August 30, 2011 Getty Images Rural India might not seem a likely place to study the roots of gender differences in math performance. But a new study of two tribes living in the northeast of the country offers intriguing evidence that biology alone does not determine women’s math aptitude (or lack […]