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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Math Doesn't Suck: Hopeful Numbers

The entire featured Math series by Danica McKellar is a huge boon for girls who thought they weren't good at math (how silly is that?).

Here are some hopeful stats from a Girls Inc. study that make it clear that girls rock the numbers:
  • Among SAT takers a higher percentage of young women than young men are enrolled in honors math courses (55% vs 45%).
  • Grade point averages in math and the natural sciences are higher for young women than for young men.
  • Women earn 47% of bachelor’s degrees in mathematics.
Aw, yeah! Any math-readergirlz out there?


Lorie Ann Grover said...

Woohoo! Thanks, Melissa!

Micol Ostow said...

I wish! Maybe if I'd had Danica's books.
But my husband is a numbers guy, so I have my fingers crossed for our future children...

Little Willow said...

Yay for numbers!

This week's episode of The Cape (a new show on NBC) featured guest star Mena Suvari as a woman who had a special talent related to numbers.

In Scott Westerfeld's Midnighters trilogy, math is a superpower.