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Women and Mathematics


by Christine Cristelli — September 21, 2012

Throughout primary and secondary education the number of women enrolled in math classes is practically even. However, by college graduation men outnumber women in practically every math and science field, and the gap continues to widen the higher the degree. This paper will analyze math education in regards to women, including the SAT from primary school through college. It will explore the theories behind this anomaly, which vary from biological, environmental to a simple propaganda of nationwide stereotypes about women in mathematics.

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: September 21, 2012
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 16878, Date Accessed: 10/21/2017 9:03:11 PM

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  • Christine Cristelli
    Central Connecticut University
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    CHRISTINE CRISTELLI is a mathematics teacher, and currently enrolled in a Mathematical Education Leadership Program at Central Connecticut University.
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