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Journal Article: FOCUS ON MATHEMATICS

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MATHEMATICS -- Study & teaching -- United States, LEARNING, Psychology of, GENDER stereotypes, SEX differences in education, EDUCATIONAL equalization, MATHEMATICS, CURRICULUM change, CURRICULUM planning, EDUCATION -- United States, STEREOTYPES (Social psychology), CURRICULA, UNITED States, MCGLONE, Matthew S.

Authors

Rycik, James A.

Published

2006, Fall2006

Publisher

American Secondary Education

Abstract

The article focuses on the teaching of mathematics in schools in the United States. A study related to the impact of the intimidation associated with gender stereotypes is discussed. An overview of a study completed by psychologist Matthew S. McGlone of the University of Texas is included. The study suggested that using prompts which remind students of their successes will help narrow the gaps in performance between men and women. Also discussed are the standards of the mathematical curricula in elementary and middle schools. The article suggests in tandem with an editorial from the September 9 2006 issue of the "New York Times" that unless the standards change, the United States will not be able to effectively contend with the international market.

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