
Gender Blocks in Math
Posted:
Jul 23, 2002 12:04 PM


My brother received his degree in Math. Up until 6th grade, I excelled in this subject, but in 7th grade, I found it was easier to interject the "I'm just not good in Math!" excuss rather that honestly trying to understand it. My parents accepted this excuss and instilled in me then that "girls aren't good in Math, but boys understand it."
Are there any intructors out there who experience this in the classroom, and if so, how do you overcome it?
LeeAnn
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