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sailor mercury @ strangeloop
always a good day to re-bring up this research: girls score higher than boys in math if tests are graded w/o names
Early educational experiences have a quantifiable effect on the courses students choose later, a study shows.
The New York Times The New York Times @nytimes
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Willa Ramsey 9 Aug 17
Replying to @sailorhg @_AJCousins
In the early 90s, my very tough calculus teacher insisted we use fake names on our tests. Always new she was a boss; this just confirms it.
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That Oklahoma Kid ๐ŸŒพ 9 Aug 17
Replying to @sailorhg @_AJCousins
I'm confused. How do you subjectively grade a math test?!
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Willa Ramsey 9 Aug 17
The writer should've discussed this. My guess is it's in how you give students partial credit for doing parts of a problem correctly.
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That Oklahoma Kid ๐ŸŒพ 9 Aug 17
Replying to @sailorhg @_AJCousins
It would have to be. "He understands it, I see where he was going, so partial credit." vs "No, she's not getting it."
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Heckin Kate 9 Aug 17
In 8th grade I had a black teacher who encouraged me in math/science. 9th grade: white man who told me i was stupid girl all year. A to F.
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cam_colton 9 Aug 17
Replying to @sailorhg
also, at elite uni where I work, women leave STEM majors if they don't get As and Bs. Men are stubborn and stay, even if they get Cs and Ds.
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amy nguyen 9 Aug 17
Replying to @sailorhg
but math is pure and objective and logical, just like me, who is never biased
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Denebola Interactive 9 Aug 17
Replying to @sailorhg @eevee
I have always known this to be true. Girls in school were always intimidatingly better at math than me.
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๐Ÿ€๐ŸŒณ eevee ๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿ€ 9 Aug 17
i seem to recall some Actual Data showing that girls test better at math /on average/ until around third grade or so
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Denebola Interactive 9 Aug 17
Replying to @eevee @sailorhg
Indeed, in the uncontrolled emperical evidence I've seen, there doesn't seem to be any hard and fast rules
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Carl Hagelin Liker ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ 9 Aug 17
Replying to @sailorhg @acthomasca
Most teachers are females though so they must really want their own to fail. Those bastards!
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Tempus Fugit 9 Aug 17
Replying to @sailorhg @ParentofSam1
Dear, I am a man, and my wife absolutely would beat me at math. This is as true as 2+2=..brb, need to call her..
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Ariel Caplan 9 Aug 17
Replying to @sailorhg
That looks really helpful to pull out of my back pocket on a rainy day. Thanks for sharing.
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Michael Anes 9 Aug 17
"But to claim...that culture has greater influence than biology simply isn't true" says
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Michael Anes 9 Aug 17
Among other very strong statements, countered by plenty of studies...
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Carl Hagelin Liker ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ 9 Aug 17
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Carl Hagelin Liker ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ 9 Aug 17
Lolol
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