A new study comparing the math scores of 7 million students across the country shows what the five female university researchers already knew: Girls are just as good as boys at math.And yes, I really do get emails about information that isn't supposed to be totally public yet. Most of them are not this interesting. I'd actually prefer not to receive any of them, but I'm not allowed to unsubscribe from the relevant list.
The research seems to settle a long-running debate over the existence of a math gene that gives boys an edge over girls in advanced coursework and ultimately in the workforce.
The study found no difference between boys and girls in performance on math tests given in grades two through 11.
Decades ago, that wasn't the case. Girls took fewer advanced math and science courses and those who did posted lower scores.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Breaking: Girls Can Do Math!
I actually got word of this yesterday - you know, from my "sources" - but it was "embargoed" until today: