Tag: gender gap

Infinite Insights Episode 5 – Math Anxiety and Timed Tests

http://theothermath.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/2017-Episode05-Math-Anxiety.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Play | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS | MoreIt is hard to imagine that in this day and age – with all the new brain research, neuroscience, sophisticated studies at hand – that we still have to convince people that math anxiety […]

Infinite Insights Episode 4 – Math is for Girls!

http://theothermath.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/2017-Episode04-Math-for-Girls.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Play | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS | MoreToday women earn 45% of the undergraduate degrees in mathematics (NSF, 2008a), but women make up only 17% of university faculty in mathematics (NSF, 2008b). What causes this decline? In this episode we talk […]

Gender Differences in Math

I just read this short article from NCTM about gender differences in math. It is thought provoking. Please take a moment to read the article. Then find a fellow math teacher and spend a looooong coffee break discussing things that can be done in the classroom to make this better. Here is the article… http://www.nctm.org/Publications/Teaching-Children-Mathematics/Blog/Current-Research-on-Gender-Differences-in-Math/