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.

Teaching Math and Science to Girls in a Coed School

Teaching math and science to girls in a coed school

Although teaching math and science to girls in a single-sex environment allows the teacher to focus approaches toward specific learning capacities, the fact is that most schools are not single sex. So what are the issues that may affect how girls view math and science, and what problems, if any, exist that may make it harder for girls to learn math and science in a coed environment? What are strategies that the teacher in a coed class can use to improve the chances that girls will enjoy and do well in math and science?

Sociocultural Issues


A century ago, science and math (to a lesser extent) were ...

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