👍 Where Boys Outperform Girls in Math: Rich, White and Suburban Districts

Liked Where Boys Outperform Girls in Math: Rich, White and Suburban Districts by Claire Cain Miller (New York Times)

One way to boost achievement in math, researchers say, is to avoid mention of innate skill and stress that math can be learned. Another is to expose children to adults with different areas of expertise, and offer a wide variety of activities and books. Gaps are smaller when extracurricular activities are less dominated by one gender.

Via Chris Aldrich

2 responses on “👍 Where Boys Outperform Girls in Math: Rich, White and Suburban Districts”

  1. @mrkrndvs This caught my eye because I attended a rich, white, suburban private school. I remember my more advanced math classes being dominated by girls, but the school was in general. Now I’m wondering if the acheivement gap is correlated with the overall gender breakdown of the school. I can see how it would be: if your class is mostly girls, then you’re more likely to see girls excel at math, and seeing that might increase other girls’ confidence in their own math skills.

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