Our analysis shows that, for grades 2 to 11, the general population no
longer shows a gender difference in math skills, consistent with the gender similarities hypothesis.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
I'm a math whiz and so are you!
We're equals! Finally, a study has shown that women are just as proficient in math as their male counterparts. The paper was published in Science magazine: 'Gender Similarities Characterize Math Performance' by Janet S. Hyde, Sara M. Lindberg, Marcia C. Linn, Amy B. Ellis, Caroline C. Williams. Here's the link for those with access to Science Mag. I want to point out that all of the authors are women! I must say I have never seen a paper in a top tier journal by all women. This is an exciting day indeed. Their conclusions: