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.
Chapter 1: The Influence of Cognitive Gender Differences
The Influence of Cognitive Gender Differences
[Page 10]When I proposed to write a book about the strategies I have used and my experiences in teaching math and science to girls, I received two responses from women. One group asked me if such a book is actually needed as girls are doing so much better in the technical areas. The other group said something like, “That's great. I wish I had had that when I was in school, and I know many girls who can use some help now.”
Many people, both women and men, have expressed the belief that the way women think is not conducive to doing well in math even though, as you have seen from the previous chapter, ...