Study Finds School Math Competitions Remove Gender Gaps


credit:

A new study by a Brigham Young University economics professor Joe Price finds that large gender gaps disappear during math competitions in schools. While boys are known to be better at winning in math competitions, the study reveals that girls can take a shot at it, too.

Since boys are prone to calculating with speed, a test with speed adjustments is conducted. The students are told that it's not a race. This made the girls compete evenly with the boys from the beginning. The report can be found in the recent Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization.

Read the Entire Article


Federal Programs Related to - Education, General/Other

Programs that provide opportunities for people in the community to acquire the knowledge, skills, desirable qualities of behavior and character, wisdom and general competence that will enable them to fully participate in and enjoy the social, political, economic and intellectual life of the community. Home-Based Education; Home Education; Home Schooling

Federal Programs Related to - Educational Research

Programs that generate information about educational programs, personnel and methods; and analyze this information for planning purposes. Educational Evaluation & Research; Educational Evaluation; Educational Research

Federal Programs Related to - Educational Assessment & Evaluation

Programs that design, develop, implement and evaluate tests and other mechanisms used to measure learning, evaluate student progress, and assess the performance of specific teaching tools, strategies and curricula. Educational Assessment; Educational Assessment, Evaluation, & Research; Educational Evaluation



Adam Braun, founder of Pencils of Promise, is giving nonprofits a no-nonsense way to bring entrepreneurship to the next level. Pencils of Promise is a philanthropic organization that focuses on forming sustainable educational programs, and forging long-lasting, partnerships with communities. The organization aims to increase access to quality education and impact students and their families in high-need communities throughout Laos, Ghana and Guatemala.




Social Services Jobs in Maryland

  Human Services Jobs
  Fundraising & Development Jobs
  Education Jobs
  Social Work Jobs
  Executive Director Jobs