Date: Oct 6, 2010 1:38 PM
Author: Shimon Zimbovsky
Subject: Re: Mathematics, the makeover

There is a well-documented stigma associated with intelligence that is often expressed early in an adolescent's socialization and education. The resulting confidence issues generally effect the female population to a greater extent than male, as expressed in the article. The challenge thus is to reverse the trend earlier than later. Although McKellar is certainly doing her part, educators need to promote the "coolness" of intelligence much earlier in a child's (female's) education.