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Girls Maths Ability Underestimated Due To Sterotypes

Gender stereotyping is resulting in girls’ performance at maths being significantly underestima...

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09.22 9 Oct 2020


Girls Maths Ability Underestimated Due To Sterotypes


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Gender stereotyping is resulting in girls’ performance at maths being significantly underestimated by teachers and parents from primary school onwards, according to new research.  A study of 8,000 pupils in Ireland found that the perception that girls are not as good as boys is occurring at all levels of achievement, with the gap widest for high-performing girls.  Fiona Faulkner, Lecturer in Maths at TUD joined us on the show to discuss.

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