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Gender Stereotypes About Math Develop As Early As Second Grade

March 14, 2011

two girls in front of a chalk board University of Washington researchers report that children express the stereotype that mathematics is for boys, not for girls, as early as second grade, before gender differences in math achievement emerge. Full Story

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