Gender Differences in Mathematical Trajectories

  title={Gender Differences in Mathematical Trajectories},
  author={Erin Leahey and Guang Guo},
  journal={Social Forces},
  pages={713 - 732}
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… 

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