When it comes to 'innate' abilities, there's no evidence whatsoever to support the notion that boys are better at math and science. Yet these limiting stereotypes persist.
Promote public awareness to parents about how they can encourage daughters as much as sons in math and science – supporting learning opportunities and positive messages.
Research shows no cognitive biological differences between the genders in math, so the idea of a male “math brain” is not true.
AAUW supports promoting and strengthening science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education, especially for girls and underrepresented populations.
Teachers and parents often underestimate girls’ math abilities. These lower expectations and biases are estimated to contribute the gender achievement gap in math.