Friday, July 13, 2007

Dads & Daughters - Math

Interesting study... I love math by the way :) Well, maybe not love, but I do seem to be good at it.

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—It figures: Dads have a major impact on the degree of interest their daughters develop in math. That's one of the findings of a long-term University of Michigan study that has traced the sources of the continuing gender gap in math and science performance.

They found that parents provided more math-supportive environments for their sons than for their daughters, including buying more math and science toys for the boys. They also spent more time on math and science activities with their sons than with their daughters.

The rest of the study is here.

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