Believing Stereotype Undermines Girls' Math Performance: Elementary School Women Teachers Transfer Their Fear of Doing Math to Girls, Study Finds....(Jan. 26, 2010) — Female elementary school teachers who are anxious about math pass on to female students the stereotype that boys, not girls, are good at math. Girls who endorse this belief then do worse at math
Gender Stereotypes About Math Develop as Early as Second Grade
(Mar. 14, 2011) — Researchers report that children express the stereotype that mathematics is for boys, not for girls, as early as second grade, before gender differences in math achievement
Tracking The Reasons Many Girls Avoid Science And Math
September 8, 2008 — The self-confidence instilled by parents and teachers is more important for young girls learning math and science than their initial interest. The three-year study aimed to identify supports and
Women's Math Performance Affected By Theories On Sex Differences
(Oct. 20, 2006) — Women perform differently on math tests depending on whether they believe math-related gender differences are determined by genetic or social differences, according to University of British Columbia
Implicit Stereotypes And Gender Identification May Affect Female Math Performance
(Jan. 24, 2007) — New research may provide insight as to why, despite progress over the last few decades, women remain underrepresented in math-heavy majors and
Negative Stereotypes Affect Learning, Not Just Performance, Study Finds
(July 27, 2010) — While the effect of negative performance stereotypes on test-taking and in other domains is well documented, a new study shows that the effects might also be seen further upstream than once thought,
Stereotype-Induced Math Anxiety Undermines Girls' Ability To Perform In Other Academic Areas
(May 24, 2007) — A popular stereotype that boys are better at mathematics than girls undermines girls' math performance because it causes worrying that erodes the mental resources needed for problem solving, new
When 2+2 = Major Anxiety: Math Performance In Stressful Situations
(Dec. 10, 2008) — New research indicates that working memory is a key component of math anxiety. These findings suggest that worrying about a situation (such as solving an arithmetic problem in front of a group of
Few Gender Differences in Math Abilities, Worldwide Study Finds ScienceDaily (Jan. 6, 2010) — Girls around the world are not worse at math than boys, even though boys are more confident in their math abilities
Females Are Equal to Males in Math Skills, Large Study Shows October 13, 2010 — The mathematical skills of boys and girls, as well as men and women, are substantially equal, according to a new examination of existing
Culture, Not Biology, Underpins Math Gender Gap (June 2, 2009) — For more than a century, the notion that females are innately less capable than males at doing mathematics, especially at the highest levels, has persisted
No Gender Differences In Math Performance (July 27, 2008) — We've all heard it. Many of us in fact believe it. Girls just aren't as good at math as boys. But is it true? After sifting through mountains of data
Female Topics Encourage Girls to Study Science, Study Finds ScienceDaily (Feb. 17, 2011) — Girls are more interested in studying science if topics are presented in a female friendly way.
‘Feminine’ Science Catches Girls’ Interest (Mar. 2, 2011) — What makes scientific topics personally relevant and thus interesting to girls? Researchers found that the reason why girls are less interested in science than boys is that scientific topics are
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Gesturing Helps Grade School Children Solve Math Problems (Nov. 5, 2007) — Are math problems bugging your kids? Tell them to talk back -- using their hands. Psychologists report that gesturing can help kids add new and correct problem-solving strategies to their
Hand Gestures Dramatically Improve Learning (July 28, 2007) — Kids asked to physically gesture at math problems are nearly three times more likely than non-gesturers to remember what they've learned. Scientists suggest it's possible to help children learn
Gestures Provide a Helping Hand in Problem Solving (Feb. 1, 2011) — Talking with your hands can trigger mental images that help solve complex problems relating to spatial visualization, an important skill for both students and professionals, according to new