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ERIC Number: ED076392
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Feb
Pages: 24
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Mathematics Learning and the Sexes: A Review.
Fennema, Elizabeth
The purpose of this paper was to explore the literature to see what differences, if any, exist between the sexes in mathematics achievement from pre-school through high school levels. Thirty-three studies were reported. Findings showed that there were no significant differences between boys' and girls' mathematics achievement in pre-school or early elementary years. In upper elementary and early high school years, significant differences were not always apparent; however, when significant differences did appear they were more apt to be in the boys' favor when the higher-level cognitive tasks were being measured and in the girls' favor when lower-level cognitive tasks were measured. No conclusions were reached concerning high school learners. Six questions were raised concerning the relationship between sex differences and mathematics achievement. (DT)
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Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, Louisiana, February 25-March 1, 1973)