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Stories by Carina Storrs

Little girls are made of sugar and spice, and learn that math is not nice

Little girls are made of sugar and spice, and learn that math is not nice

One of the first lessons that girls often learn in elementary school is that boys are better at math.

Although this incorrect lesson is certainly not part of the curriculum, first- and second-grade teachers, who are predominately female and math-averse, communicate that math is not their strong suit to some female students, according to a study published January 25 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences .

January 25, 2010 — Carina Storrs
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