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ERIC Number: EJ834219
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 85
ISSN: ISSN-1443-1475
Gender Differences in Mathematical Problem Solving Patterns: A Review of Literature
Zhu, Zheng
International Education Journal, v8 n2 p187-203 Nov 2007
A large body of literature reports that there are gender differences in mathematical problem solving favouring males. Strategy use, as a reflection of different patterns in mathematical problem solving between genders, is found to be related to cognitive abilities, together with psychological characteristics and mediated by experience and education. Many complex variables including biological, psychological and environmental variables are revealed to contribute to gender differences in mathematical problem solving in some specific areas. This article suggests that the combined influence of all affective variables may account for the gender differences in mathematical problem solving patterns. (Contains 9 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 1; High Schools
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Language: English
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