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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Encouraging Girls in Math and Science

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Women are less involved in career paths and post-secondary education in some areas of math and science than men. This pattern starts at school. Use this short overview to learn about the strategies...

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Teaching Spatial Skills to Girls

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This overview describes some of the gender differences in test performance; ways in which spatial skills are used in school, careers, and normal life; and approaches to teaching spatial skills.

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Ability Is Expandable

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Learn about the importance of helping students realize that improving and expanding their academic abilities leads to success in math, science, as well as other subjects. This overview presents a...

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Prescriptive Feedback

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This multimedia overview defines "prescriptive, informational feedback" and provides guidelines to teachers in how they can provide that type of feedback and the effect it can have on their...

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Sparking Girls' Interest in Math and Science

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Learn what situational interest is and how it might transform into a long-term interest. View strategies designed to capture girls' interest in math and science courses.

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Female Role Models in Math and Science

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Learn about ways to teach that gender stereotypes are not true. This overview demonstrates the different ways to expose students to role models.

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Encouraging Girls in Math and Science (Part 1)

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This interview features Dr. Diane Halpern, chair of the expert panel that produced the Practice Guide. In Part 1 of the interview, Dr. Halpern describes the research evidence and reasoning for the...

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Expert Interview

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Encouraging Girls in Math and Science (Part 2)

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This interview features Dr. Diane Halpern, chair of the expert panel that produced the Practice Guide. In Part 2 of the interview, Dr. Halpern discusses implementation ideas and roles that school...

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The Importance of Female Role Models

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A teacher and member of the Encouraging Girls in Math and Science expert panel shares experiences in teaching about female role models in math and science. She describes the role of teachers and...

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Stereotype Threat (Part 1)

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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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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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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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