> Another is a program out of EQUALS at the Lawrence >Hall of Science in Berkeley (zip: 94720) whose name I again >characterisically forget -- this is both math and science.
I believe the book is "Problems for Girls and Other Problem Solvers". At my school, the girls aren't the problem. In our upper level classes, usually two-thirds to three-fourths of the students are girls, and they make up the bulk of the top students.
I believe this equity issue is addressed quite simply: treat all the kids with respect, hang with them while they search for answers, and kind of alternate between genders when you're asking questions. Don't be too obvious about it, because persons of similar gender might quit thinking alternately.
I'm not trivializing the problem, but it isn't really so hard to solve.