ERIC Number: ED160445
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Sex-related Differences in Mathematics Achievement: Myths, Realities and Related Factors.
Many more males than females are involved in post high school mathematics study and in adult occupations that involve mathematics. This paper addresses the issue of whether this unequal representation of females and males is due to females' less adequate learning of mathematics or to deliberate choice of females not to study mathematics. After examining available studies relating to the matter, the paper concludes that when both females and males study the same amount of mathematics, differences in learning mathematics are minimal. Significantly fewer females elect to study mathematics and therein lies the problem. Factors contributing to this are females' lesser confidence in learning mathematics and belief that mathematics is not useful to them, males' belief that mathematics is a male domain, and teacher treatment of males and females. (MP)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
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