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Day: January 12, 2019

Are boys actually better in math?

In preschool and elementary school boys and girls generally perform similarly on math tests. Later in school, in high school and college, more consistent differences start to emerge. In addition, gender differences are often larger among higher-performing students but not necessarily for lower- or average-performing ones. Within this specific group of higher-performing math students, boys tend to perform better. Similarly, when studies do find gender differences among elementary school children, they findĀ these start to appearĀ for higher-performing students earlier in schooling than they do for lower- and average-performing ones. Whether a… Read more Are boys actually better in math?