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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Instructional Methods That Spark Curiosity (Part 1)

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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 2)

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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

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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 Nature of Prescriptive Feedback (Part 2)

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Dr. Carol Dweck describes how prescriptive, informational feedback might be used. Related Files: The Nature of Prescriptive Feedback (Part 1) (Video)

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Expert Interview

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The Nature of Prescriptive Feedback (Part 1)

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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

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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 Growth Mindset (Part 1)

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

Dr. Carol Dweck describes the “growth” versus “fixed” mindset and implications for girls learning math and science. Related Files: The Growth Mindset (Part 2) (Video)

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Expert Interview

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Visual Diagram: Encouraging Girls in Math and Science

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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 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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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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Spatial Skills in High School Science and Math

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

A high school math teacher describes how she integrates spatial skills training into geometry class. She explains how this training improved her students’ skills and beliefs about their...

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School Example

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Careers in Science

Girls in Math & Science > Sparking Curiosity > See How It Works

Students present about a career in science, technology, or engineering. The presentation includes job responsibilities and what they liked about the job. Also see the four related "career brochure"...

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