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 3: Dealing with Stress
Dealing with Stress
[Page 52]I wish I had known the information presented in this chapter earlier in my teaching career, as I taught many girls who suffered from various forms of test and math anxiety. What I have learned fairly recently about differences in the way stress is manifested in females and males has given me some strategies to pass on. My students tell me these strategies work. Is stress a major problem for girls? How stressed are they? See how well you know the facts.
According to the Centers for Disease Control's (CDC) Youth Risk Behavior Survey (2008), are girls or boys more likely to engage in the following stressful activities?
Respond to the following statements by indicating whether the statement best describes (a) ...