Tag: Math

STEM education for girls: Too little, too late, too pink

STEM education for girls: Too little, too late, too pink
Girls are underrepresented in STEM fields, but how can we get more girls interested in science, technology, engineering, and math? To date many STEM education initiatives have taken the sex ed approach. Girls are isolated from the boys and given their own, gender-specific, introduction to coding, building, and problem solving. The intentions are good, but... Read more »

A STEM girl's confession: I was bad at math too

A STEM girl's confession: I was bad at math too
The response to my post about why you should stop saying you are bad at math was mostly supportive, but it still dredged up the exact sort of enraging comments that inspired the post in the first place. A few women, some of them friends who I otherwise admire, chose to reply with jokes or excuses along... Read more »

Girls aren't bad at math and neither are you

Girls aren't bad at math and neither are you
Stop saying you are “bad at math.” Just stop. I don’t understand how otherwise well-educated people can be so comfortable casually proclaiming their lack of knowledge of a basic subject. In America saying “I’m bad at math” is a common joke. It’s almost a humblebrag. How did we let ignorance become funny? Imagine this interaction occurring... Read more »
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