Girls Good at Math, But Teachers May Make Them Anxious About it

Elementary school teachers who are nervous about doing math in public may be unintentionally grooming young girls to think they are bad at math -- even if they are just as capable as the boys in their class -- a small study suggests. Psychologists tested 17 female elementary school teachers on a widely-used Mathematics Anxiety Rating Scale to see how comfortable the teachers felt doing math in public situations. The researchers also measured the ability -- and self confidence -- of 52 boys and...Full Story
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