ERIC Number: ED128195
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Mathematics Learning: What Research Says About Sex Differences. Mathematics Education Reports.
Fennema, Elizabeth, Ed.
This volume presents four papers originally drafted for a symposium on sex differences and mathematics education held at the 1974 meeting of the American Educational Research Association. Subsequent to the AERA meeting the papers were revised. The paper by Fox reviews results of several contests to identify junior high school students who were precocious in mathematical ability, and subsequent instructional experiments aimed at improving the mathematical achievement of able girls. Aiken's paper presents factor analytic data concerning sex differences in attitudes toward mathematics and discusses several hypotheses to explain these differences. Armstrong's paper discusses results of factor analytic studies of sex differences in mathematics achievement and intelligence. Fennema's paper focuses on the role of spatial ability in learning mathematics and the relationship of this ability to sex differences in mathematics achievement. (SD)
Descriptors: Ability, Attitudes, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Education, Research, Secondary School Mathematics, Sex Differences, Sex Stereotypes, Womens Education
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education, Columbus, OH.