Discover how girls’ sensory, physical, cognitive, and emotional characteristics affect performance and how you can tailor instruction to promote girls’ learning in math, science, and other areas.

Introduction

Introduction

At the end of my junior year in high school, I had a conversation with my counselor about what I was going to take in my senior year. The year before, the girls' school that I attended had made an arrangement with the nearby boys' school to allow students at each school to attend the other school if their own school did not offer a course they wanted. I was excited as it meant that, in my senior year, I would be able to take upper-level math and science courses not available at my school. When I raised this possibility with my guidance counselor, she patted my hand and said, and I remember her words exactly, “My dear, what possible use are you ...

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