Girls in Math & Science

Explore resources designed to support girls' success in math and science.

Explore the subtopics below to learn more about the recommended practices:

To learn more about the research underlying these practices, view the IES Practice Guide, Encouraging Girls in Math and Science.

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3-D Spatial Skills for Secondary Students (Part 1)

Girls in Math & Science > Teaching Spatial Skills > Learn What Works

Dr. Sorby defines spatial skills and describes how they are used in everyday living, K-12 education, and professional careers. Related Media and Files: 3-D Spatial Skills for Secondary...

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Expert Interview

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3-D Spatial Skills for Secondary Students (Part 2)

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Dr. Sheryl Sorby provides suggestions for teaching spatial skills. Related Files: 3-D Spatial Skils for Secondary Students (Part 1) (Video)

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Expert Interview

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Instructional Methods That Spark Curiosity (Part 1)

Girls in Math & Science > Sparking Curiosity > Learn What Works

Dr. Jon Star discusses interest as a development process. Instructional activities that may spark children's curiosity can be the basis for a sustained individual interest later in...

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Expert Interview

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Stereotype Threat (Part 1)

Girls in Math & Science > Female Role Models > Learn What Works

Listen to Dr. Joshua Aronson describe what stereotype threat is and how it can impact academic achievement. Related Files: Stereotype Threat (Part 2) (Audio)

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Expert Interview

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The Growth Mindset (Part 2)

Girls in Math & Science > Ability is Expandable > Learn What Works

Dr. Carol Dweck describes how teachers can help girls develop a “growth” mindset. Related Files: The Growth Mindset (Part 1) (Video)

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Expert Interview

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The Nature of Prescriptive Feedback (Part 1)

Girls in Math & Science > Prescriptive Feedback > Learn What Works

In this video Dr. Carol Dweck describes the research on the effects of prescriptive, informational feedback and provides some examples of such feedback. Related Files: The Nature of...

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Expert Interview

881 views
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Stereotype Threat (Part 2)

Girls in Math & Science > Female Role Models > Learn What Works

In this interview, Dr. Joshua Aronson describes how to reduce stereotype threat by introducing students to role models and emphasizing gender similarities, rather than gender...

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Expert Interview

633 views
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Visual Diagram: Encouraging Girls in Math and Science

Girls in Math & Science > Overview & Tools

This graphical illustration is a reminder of the five interrelated research-based practices embodied in media and materials on this website. These practices aim to increase academic self-esteem,...

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Visual Diagram

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Hands-On Activities for 3-D Spatial Skills (Part 1)

Girls in Math & Science > Teaching Spatial Skills > See How It Works

Watch this demonstration of 3-D drawing skills. Students learn how to use isometric grid paper. See related sample material, Isometric Grid Paper for Drawing 3-D Figures. Related Media and...

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School Example

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Hands-On Activities for 3-D Spatial Skills (Part 2)

Girls in Math & Science > Teaching Spatial Skills > See How It Works

Watch this demonstration of 3-D drawing skills. The purpose of this demonstration is to visualize and draw a rotated three-dimensional object Related Media and Files: Hands-On Activities...

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School Example

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Schoolwide Support for Girls

Girls in Math & Science > Female Role Models > See How It Works

The principal of Clarke N. Johnsen Junior High School describes how the school supports science teachers as role models for students. The school brings guest speakers to the school and encourages...

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School Example

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Encouraging Effort Through Feedback

Girls in Math & Science > Prescriptive Feedback > See How It Works

A sixth-grade math teacher describes how she praises students and corrects misunderstandings. Using individual and group feedback, the teacher addresses student frustration and communicates to...

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School Example

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