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From: Karen

To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion
Date: 2002051012:24:37
Subject: math and female

I agree with most of the previous comments: math for females needs to be interactive, social, verbal/visual, with problems solving. Just "crunching numbers" is not enough. In high school and in junior high, the females always seemed to enjoy classes that allowed whole class or small group interaction to solve and understand problems. Challenges on the board or games that allow team work have also been successful. One of the most successful "classes" was Math Lab where small groups (males & females) could work together on homework and help each other understand the problems (not just copy down answers).

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