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Researchers Debunks Myths Surrounding Math Gender Gap
2011-12-13 04:52:12

A major study of recent international data on school mathematics performance casts doubt on some common assumptions about gender and math achievement — in particular, the idea that girls and women have less ability due to a difference in biology.

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2009-06-02 13:30:00

Researchers said on Monday that girls, if they are given the same opportunities and encouragement, can do just as well at math as boys — even at the genius level.

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2008-10-10 10:50:00

A culture of neglect and, at some age levels, outright social ostracism, is derailing a generation of students, especially girls, deemed the very best in mathematics, according to a new study.


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  • Growing in low tufty patches.
The word 'cespitose' comes from a Latin word meaning 'turf'.
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