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Girls and Math

How I Transformed Math From Misery To Magic

Vanessa Thompson | Posted 02.15.2015 | Teen
Vanessa Thompson

If stories are a part of who we are as humans, then why not teach math as a heroic journey in which the characters are numbers and the problems are compelling stories? Why not slay the dragon of Pi and live happily ever after in the faraway land of Algebra?

Together We Can Empower Our Girls

Rose Stuckey Kirk | Posted 11.02.2014 | Education
Rose Stuckey Kirk

This new school year, let's resolve to join together to encourage America's girls to reach their full potential in these subjects and support them with concrete programs and initiatives that yield results.

Why Is the Math Gender Gap So Much Worse in the US Than in Other Countries?

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 07.05.2014 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

In most countries, girls outperform boys in math. However, in the US, boys uniformly best girls. We are joined in the low-performing bottom three by Liechtenstein and Columbia. While we have the greater problem that math and science education in the US seriously lags that of other nations, we must face the fact that that lag is also the product of gender inequities.

2 Innovations That Could Get More Women Into Tech

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 10.09.2013 | Women

Could two simple innovations bridge the gender gap in tech jobs? VP of Google[x], Megan Smith, thinks so. Women 2.0 -- an organization that aims to...

Girls & Science: Why Are We Still Having This Conversation?

Leonisa Ardizzone | Posted 10.03.2013 | Science
Leonisa Ardizzone

Perhaps with the long-overdue and much needed STEM "push" from the Obama administration, things might change. But I fear that the gender disparity that has existed for so long in the sciences will continue.

Perfect Bias: Why Women Underperform

Kate Baldwin | Posted 10.11.2012 | Women
Kate Baldwin

According to the scientists behind the study, the result is due not to intentional marginalization, but to "subconscious cultural influences." Are we supposed to be relieved that this discrimination isn't deliberate?

WATCH: Teacher's Trick To Get Girls Into Science

Posted 11.21.2012 | Women

Hoping to increase young girls' interest in math & science, one woman wears her Miss Massachusetts crown while teaching. Is the method effective or se...

Do You Think Girls Hate Math? Think Again!

Eva Glettner | Posted 10.06.2012 | Education
Eva Glettner

Science continues to be marketed to young girls in all the wrong ways.

Math 'Gender Gap' Gets Surprising New Explanation

Posted 07.30.2012 | Science

By:, staff Published: 07/28/2012 10:45 PM EDT on LiveScience From an early age, boys tend to take a more impulsive approach to m...