Cowabunga's musings on Hacking, Bullying & Girls of Tech
Girls, we can do Math just as good as the Boys
Girls, we can do math just as good as the boys. Look at the PISA Math scores by gender. Do you see any difference between the boys and the girls? I don't.
Yes, on average, boys do 5 to 10 points better than the girls. So what? The difference among all the boys is 9 hundred points! Among the girls, it’s also 9 hundred points.
Hundreds of thousands of student participate in the PISA studies and they all show the same results. The difference between genders is much smaller than the difference among them.
So, girls, don't let anyone tell you we can't do math just as good as the boys. Mega not true.
The Myth Of The Gendered Brainhttps://www.wgbh.org/news/science-and-technology/2020/01/17/the-myth-of-the-gendered-brain Decomposing international gender test score differenceshttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6244628/