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 4: Teaching Math to the Female Brain
Teaching Math to the Female Brain
One of the major problems with teaching math to girls is that some are still convinced that math is too hard or that they can't learn math. We have already considered that poor spatial skills may be one factor in certain types of math for why girls have difficulty with math. We discovered that another problem might be that girls use words instead of symbols, which are used in mathematics, to access verbal memory when they try to remember material. In this chapter, we will see if these factors are as inflexible a barrier to success in math as popular culture might lead us to believe them to be. There is some concern that ...