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Article: “Gender equity: Doing the math”

In an article published in the Vancouver Sun, January 29th, titled “Gender Equity: Doing the Math”, a study indicates that boys do not lose out when girls start to do better in math. In fact, when girls do better in society, both sexes benefit.

The study examined more than half a million fourth and eighth graders from 86 different countries. “It found essentially no gender differences between girls and boys in math performance.” In fact this study found that the “more equal the societies were around gender, the better everybody did in math.”

The study concluded that, “gender equity and other sociocultural factors. . . are the primary determinants of mathematics performance at all levels for both boys and girls.”

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