Girls’ fear of math debunked, study suggests

CBC News:

While girls tend to say they feel anxious about doing math, they are not actually much more anxious than their male counterparts during math classes or exams, according to new research by German and Canadian researchers.

Researchers from Humboldt University Berlin, the University of Munich and McGill University in Montreal say they’ve identified a key failing in previous studies that said girls are far more apprehensive about doing math than their male peers.

Previous studies asked students about generalized perceptions of mathematics anxiety rather than asking them directly about their anxiety while doing math.

The researchers conducted two studies that used 700 students from Grades 5 to 11.

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