Math

7:30pm

Wed April 30, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

Women in STEM: Interview with Stanford math education researcher Jo Boaler

Back in 1992, toy company Mattel nearly had to recall its “Teen Talk” Barbie. Women’s groups protested the doll’s use of the phrase “Math class is tough.” They called it out for indirectly perpetuating a harmful stereotype-- that boys and men are better at math than girls and women. Research -- especially over the last 10 years -- has shown there is no innate difference in math ability between males and females. And yet the stereotype persists. Women earn 43% of all college math degrees, yet their presence is scarce in the higher echelons of mathematics.

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4:41pm

Thu November 14, 2013

Math education equals more stress for students

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From our partners at Youth Radio.
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November 12th, 2013 Featured on Stitcher Listen Now In response to statistics of lackluster math performance, some influential voices in American education policy have suggested simply teaching less math. But a new study from the Cleveland Federal Reserve Bank shows that students that do well in math tend to have higher paying jobs in the future.