Gender Differences in Mathematical Trajectories

  title={Gender Differences in Mathematical Trajectories},
  author={E. Leahey and Erin Guang Guo},
  journal={Social Forces},
  pages={713 - 732}
  • E. Leahey, Erin Guang Guo
  • Published 2001
  • Psychology
  • Social Forces
  • In this article we test the hypothesis that male students outperform female students in mathematics. Using large national data sets and curvilinear growth models, we examine gender differences in mathematical trajectories from elementary school through high school. We analyze subsamples of high-scoring students and also different areas of math, such as reasoning and geometry. Despite relatively equal starting points in elementary school, and relatively equal slopes, we find that boys have a… CONTINUE READING
    The gender similarities hypothesis.
    • 2,055
    • Highly Influenced
    • PDF
    Sex and Science: How Professor Gender Perpetuates the Gender Gap
    • 414
    • PDF
    Gender Differences in Gifted and Average-Ability Students
    • 183
    • PDF
    A longitudinal analysis of sex differences in math and spatial skills in primary school age children.
    • 132
    • Highly Influenced
    • PDF


    Publications referenced by this paper.