School teachers' fear of math adds up to trouble for female students

by Anonymous on Jan. 26th, 2010

Two girls tackle their math together: Are they inadvertently taught to fear it?
Two girls tackle their math together: Are they inadvertently taught to fear it?Courtesy gr8matt
Researchers at the University fo Chicago have published a new report in PNAS that shows math anxiety in elementary school teachers (which are predominantly female) is passed on to the young girls in their classes. The research is reported on the Smithsonian's Surprising Science blog site.

http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/science/2010/01/26/elementary-school-tea...

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