Thursday, July 31, 2008

Sex, math, and a feminist poll

Link was broken. Fixed. Sorry.
Boys' Math Scores Hit Highs and Lows

This is not news, despite the implication contained in "researchers are now taking notice"

Here's a TOC reference from 2006. The book referenced was published in 2002. The information therein has apparently only just come to the attention of the University of Wisconsin and the University of California, Berkeley.

See also.

Update 8:05PM

Larry Summers' revenge
A Reuters story quoted the lead author of a study in Science magazine, Janet Hyde, as saying that "there aren't gender differences anymore in math performance" that could account for the pre-eminence of men in strongly quantitative careers such as math and physics.
Her own study refutes that statement.

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