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Gender Differences In Mathematics Achievement And Confidence In The Learning Of Mathematics In Grades Eight And Nine Of A Montana Community, Darcie Hilton Apr 1992

Gender Differences In Mathematics Achievement And Confidence In The Learning Of Mathematics In Grades Eight And Nine Of A Montana Community, Darcie Hilton

Mathematics, Engineering and Computer Science Undergraduate Theses

This thesis reviews past research on gender differences in mathematics achievement and attitudes toward mathematics. The review is divided into three categories: gender differences that have been found in mathematics, possible causes of those gender differences, and ways to eliminate the gender differences. A small community in Montana was tested for gender differences in mathematics achievement and confidence in the learning of mathematics. The subjects consisted of 55 females and 56 males in grades eight and nine. The subjects’ scores on the Fennema-Sherman Confidence in the Learning of Mathematics Scale and the CTBS Mathematics Achievement Test were compared to each ...