Women and Mathematics

Author: Susan F. Chipman
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1317768833
Format: PDF, ePub
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First published in 1985. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Gender Differences in Mathematics

Author: Ann M. Gallagher
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139443753
Format: PDF
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Females consistently score lower than males on standardized tests of mathematics - yet no such differences exist in the classroom. These differences are not trivial, nor are they insignificant. Test scores help determine entrance to college and graduate school and therefore, by extension, a person's job and future success. If females receive lower test scores then they also receive fewer opportunities. Why does this discrepancy exist? This book presents a series of papers that address these issues by integrating the latest research findings and theories. Authors such as Diane Halpern, Jacquelynne Eccles, Beth Casey, Ronald Nuttal, James Byrnes, and Frank Pajares tackle these questions from a variety of perspectives. Many different branches of psychology are represented, including cognitive, social, personality/self-oriented, and psychobiological. The editors then present an integrative chapter that discusses the ideas presented and other areas that the field should explore.

Towards Gender Equity in Mathematics Education

Author: Gila Hanna
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0306472058
Format: PDF, Docs
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THE REAL WORLD OF MATHEMATICS, SCIENCE, AND TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION In this Preface, I would like to focus on what I mean by “education” and speak about the models and metaphors that are used when people talk, write, and act in the domain of education. We need to look at the assu- tions and processes that the models and metaphors implicitly and explicitly contain. I feel we should explore whether there is a specific thrust to mat- matics education in the here and now, and be very practical about it. For me education is the enhancement of knowledge and understanding, and there is a strong and unbreakable link between the two. There seems l- tle point in acquiring knowledge without understanding its meaning. Nor is it enough to gain a deep understanding of problems without gaining the appropriate knowledge to work for their solution. Thus knowledge and understanding are each necessary conditions for the process of education, but only when they are linked will the process bear fruit. Only in the b- anced interplay of knowledge and understanding can we expect to achieve genuine education.

Mathematical Reasoning

Author: Raymond Nickerson
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136945393
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The development of mathematical competence -- both by humans as a species over millennia and by individuals over their lifetimes -- is a fascinating aspect of human cognition. This book explores a vast range of psychological questions related to mathematical cognition, and provides fascinating insights for researchers and students of cognition and instructors of mathematics.

Winning women into mathematics

Author: Patricia C. Kenschaft
Publisher: Mathematical Assn of Amer
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"American media often ask why women can't do mathematics. Any answer is misleading. Better questions are needed, along with indications of how to find potential answers. The Committee on the Participation of Women of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) has identified more than fifty cultural customs that discourage aspiring women mathematicians. How can these customs be changed? What can be done to recruit, retain, and acknowledge women in mathematics? The Committee was established in 1987 to 'work for full involvement of women in the affairs of the MAA and to develop MAA activities that will encourage women in careers in the mathematical sciences.' With this book the committee seeks to expand the number and effectiveness of those winning women into mathematics."--Publisher's description.