LINC Home Study Program Forum Homepage LINC Home Study Forum LINC Home Study Program Forum Homepage
Forum Home Forum Home > Public Forum > Women/Seniors/Youth > Women
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - Math Skills in Girls
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

Math Skills in Girls

Author
Message
  Topic Search Topic Search  Topic Options Topic Options
EMaggio1 View Drop Down
Admin Group
Admin Group
Avatar

Joined: Oct/20/2008
Location: Canada
Status: Offline
Points: 8291
Direct Link To This Post Topic: Math Skills in Girls
    Posted: Jan/28/2010 at 7:13am

In an attempt to figure out why so many people, particularly girls, have an aversion to math, the "math anxiety of 17 first- and second-grade female teachers was assessed. The math achievement of their students was also assessed. The students attitudes toward particular stereotypes were also logged.

While the beginning of the year showed no connection between the teacher's anxiety and the students, and there was no discrepancy between male and female students. However, the study found that towards the end of the year teachers with high anxiety towards math were found to have influenced both the achievement and stereotypes of their female students. Girls with anxious teachers scored lower than the females with teachers who were more confident about math.

Boys were shown to be immune to their teacher's influence, while girls with more anxious teachers were to confirm the stereotype that girls have less math ability.

While it's an interesting study, it's not fair to say that boys are completely immune. The study only focused on female teachers, so it could be that boys are more susceptible to the math anxiety of male teachers.

Ad augusta per angusta.
Back to Top
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 10.12
Copyright ©2001-2012 Web Wiz Ltd.

This page was generated in 0.313 seconds.