ERIC Number: ED182162
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Women and Mathematics: Summary of Research from 1977-1979 NIE Grant. Final Report.
Two samples of students who had been extensively tested in grades 8 and 9 were followed up three years later, one sample being used to partially replicate results from the other. Data obtained included mathematics courses taken in high school, mathematics grades, retesting for knowledge of mathematics concepts, mathematical problem solving, spatial visualization, and attitudes toward mathematics. Data were used to differentiate among girls and boys taking 1-4 years of the college preparatory mathematics sequence and to predict later mathematics and spatial performance. Results are consistent with the view that sex-role factors influencing attitudes toward mathematics are most important in creating sex-related differences in mathematics performance. (Author/MK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Women's Research Inst. of Wisconsin, Inc., Madison.